Confronting Racism and Injustice
(NR) USA/UK – 1 hr 29 min
d. Leslie Woodhead
Starring Ella Fitzgerald, Sophie Okonedo, Ray Brown Jr., Smokey Robinson, Itzhak Perlman
Rental: $12.00 (72 hour streaming period)
This illuminating documentary tells the story of Ella Fitzgerald, following “The First Lady of Song” over six decades from teenage talent-show contestant to jazz luminary, touching on her personal struggles, her involvement in the civil rights movement, and her astounding musical innovation.
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After you watch the film, check out this digital Q&A featuring producer Reggie Nadelson, critic Will Friedwald, author Margo Jefferson, and musician Camille Thurman.
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