There's real joy in O'Day's eyes - and larynx - as she bobs and weaves through an amazing songbook. show more
An engaging if less than revelatory documentary. show more
Here was a great artist. She enjoyed her life. She didn't complain at the time, she didn't complain when she went cold turkey, she didn't complain in her 80s. show more
This is an exceptional documentary. I had never heard of Anita O'Day but was intrigued after reading the review in the NYTimes - was one of Stephen Holden's critic's picks. I was mesmerized and inspired by the life she lived. She was a true survivor in every sense of the word. The film was wonderfully made, the graphics and the music which accompanied Ms. O'Day's candid interviews really gave you a feel for the era. The film flew by and the performances left you wanting more.