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Little Richard: I Am Everything (15)

Still from Little Richard

Uncovering the alternative origins of rock’n’roll through its most influential pioneer, Little Richard, with renowned artists including Mick Jagger, Tom Jones, Billy Porter and Nile Rodgers.

Richard Wayne Penniman, known to the world as Little Richard, was without a doubt one of the godfathers of rock 'n’ roll, blazing a flamboyant trail for Elvis, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Prince, David Bowie and everyone in-between. 

Director Lisa Cortés uses a wealth of archival footage to bring to life the Black, Queer origins of rock 'n’ roll, demolishing the dominant white-washed narrative; interviewees include family, friends, musical collaborators and musicians and artists influenced by his work and
image. The result is a multi-layered film, exploring and embracing Little Richard’s complicated inner world with all the twists and contradictions.

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USA 2023 dir Lisa Cortés 98 min

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