Ella Fitzgerald was a 15 year-old street kid when she won a talent contest in 1934 at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem. Within months she was a star. Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things follows her extraordinary journey over six decades as her sublime voice transforms the tragedies of her own life and the troubles of her times into joy.
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Executive Producer Terence Blanchard and Director Michael Murphy, show how the culture of New Orleans is reflected in its music, how music impacts culture; and how even in the darkest of times, music lifts and unites in this vibrant feature length documentary film.
Award-winning singer-songwriter Harry Chapin ("Taxi" and "Cat's in the Cradle") spent his fame and fortune chasing a dream to end world hunger and poverty, and in the process inspired, changed and saved the lives of millions of people. HARRY CHAPIN: WHEN IN DOUBT, DO SOMETHING is his inspiring story.
Raw and unflinching, BILLIE captures an untold story of exploitation, racism, addiction and politics, and offers a rare look at the tumultuous and tragically brief life of the woman behind one of music’s most influential artists.
Part rockumentary, part presidential portrait, Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President traces how Rock music helped propel President Carter to the White House and the significant role that music played in his life and work.
Ripping back the curtain on legendary Rock rag CREEM Magazine's wild and disruptive newsroom; a dysfunctional band of unruly outsiders who weren't all that different from the artists they covered.
With songs like “You’re No Good,” “When Will I Be Loved,” and “Blue Bayou” Linda Ronstadt filled arenas. She produced an astounding eleven Platinum albums and was the first artist to top the Pop, Country, and R&B charts simultaneously. Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice celebrates an artist whose desire to share the music she loved made generations of fans fall in love with her — and the sound of her voice.
With unfettered access to the Zappa family trust and all archival footage, ZAPPA explores the private life behind the mammoth musical career that never shied away from the political turbulence of its time.