Eagle Rock Entertainment released the first new trailer this week, for its forthcoming documentary, Ella Fitzgerald: Just One Of Those Things.
The new trailer, released Wednesday, features clips of Fitzgerald performing with Duke Ellington and his orchestra, new interview footage with the likes of Tony Bennett and Jamie Cullum.
The 90-second trailer also features vintage photos of Fitzgerald from early in her career and even footage of interviews that Fitzgerald herself conducted on television.
The trailer is streaming here. Eagle Rock unveiled a clip from the documentary last month, that featured discussions on Fitzgerald’s time on the road with Chick Webb and his orchestra. It is available to watch here.
Ella Fitzgerald: Just One Of Those Things is scheduled to make its theatrical debut April 3 in select theaters nationwide. Award-winning director Leslie Woodhead helmed the project, and Reggie Nadelson produced the presentation.
Just One Of Those Things follows Fitzgerald on and off the stage, showing how she used her musical talents and her intelligence to break down barriers and overcome great odds throughout the course of her life. It features never-before-seen footage of interviews with Smokey Robinson, Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis, Norma Miller and Ray Brown Jr., Ella’s son. along with many other famous figures.
Fitzgerald lost her mother when she [Fitzgerald] was 15 years old. From there, she also endured mistreatment in reform schools. in 1934, her life took a turn that would set her on the path of success from then on, winning a contest at the famed Apollo Theater. She would eventually go on to work with jazz greats, such as Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong and Benny Goodman.
While she had great success on stage, Fitzgerald was very different off-stage, wanting privacy for herself and her family. Audiences will see that dichotomy throughout the course of this new documentary.
Fitzgerald earned a number of accolades during the course of her career. Among those honors were 13 Grammy awards, record sales exceeding 40 million records and an NAACP Equal Justice Award. She also received the American Black Achievement Award.
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