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12th(2016)
Anita O’Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer
USA | 2007 | 91min | DCP | COLOR | Documentary | Jazz

PROGRAM NOTE

Anita O’Day was one of the greatest American jazz singers and this is her astonishing story. Her career was long and eventful, spanning seven decades, her last album recorded when she was 84. Anita was a genius and pioneer who broke reverse race barriers. She was commonly regarded as one of the top female artists of her time, together with Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Billie Holiday. 

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DIRECTOR

Ian McCrudden

Ian McCrudden started his career writing while still a student at Stanford University. He has directed several original plays in the United States and abroad and has written several screenplays and music scores as well.

Robbie Cavolina

Robbie Cavolina is a Grammy award winning artist and filmmaker. A graduate of the Otis Art Institute of Parson School, he has displayed outstanding talent in various fields of art including fine art, music and film.
Producer
: Robbie Cavolina, Ian McCrudden, Melissa Davis
Cast
: Anita O'Day
Screenwriter
: Robbie Cavolina, Ian McCrudden
Cinematography
: Ian McCrudden
Art director
: Robbie Cavolina
Editor
: Robbie Cavolina, Ian McCrudden
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