UK, USA, 2019. Directed by Leslie Woodhead. 89min. NR
Tracing the story of Ella Fitzgerald’s life, this documentary film explores how her music became a soundtrack for a tumultuous century. From a 1934 talent contest at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem, the film follows Ella’s extraordinary journey across five decades as she reflects the passions and troubles of the times in her music and life.
Moving beyond conventional biopic, the film uses images and music to evoke the feel of those times bringing to life the history of Ella’s unique career.
Featuring interviews from Smokey Robinson, Tony Bennett, Jamie Cullum, Norma Miller and Ella’s adopted son Ray Brown Jr.
Due to current restrictions, capacity is limited. Ticket and add-on purchases close at 2:30PM on the day of the screening so that we can get your orders processed.
VIRTUAL CONCESSIONS STAND
Don’t forget to hit the virtual concessions stand! NAC has partnered with our long-time friends in Niagara’s world-renowned culinary sector to deliver the tastiest fare direct to you in the comfort of your car beginning at 9PM. This week’s concessions stand is brought to you by Wellington Court. Food is not included in the ticket price and all revenues go to directly the restaurant!
DISPATCH MENU ITEMS
* not available for late night screening> Turkish beef pizza / lemon aioli / olive oil (2 to an order) $14
* not available for late night screening> Harissa seasoned pita chips / hummus / Turkish olive oil $12
> Grape leaf dolma / Turkish olive oil / spices (recommended with the pita chips) $8
> Be Well Trail Mix, a sweet and salty snack packed with layers of flavour! 200g $11
(almonds / pistachios / hazelnuts / white chocolate / coriander seeds / sea salt / sultanas)
+ To Drink> Café Mazagran 200ml (house-made cold brew coffee lemonade) $5
> Limonada 200ml (house-brewed green tea kombucha + mint lemonade) $5
> Canal Side Soda Ginger Beer 473ml $4
If it actually rains, we will be in touch with you about a rain date.