Eagle Rock Entertainment announced the new premiere date this week for its Ella Fitzgerald documentary Just One Of Those Things.
The documentary is now scheduled to make its “theatrical” debut June 26. Originally scheduled to make its premiere April 3, its debut was delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Since many theaters are still closed nationwide as a result of the virus’ outbreak, Eagle Rock Entertainment is working with theaters to let audiences view the documentary at home and support their local theaters at the same time.
Audiences can view the documentary by purchasing tickets through their local theaters here. Audiences can watch the documentary from home through various resources, such as apps for Apple TV, Roku and AndroidTV.
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.
Eagle Rock Entertainment recently debuted two separate trailers for the documentary. The first, streaming here, 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 other trailer, streaming here, features discussions on Fitzgerald’s time on the road with Chick Webb and his orchestra.
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