Little Richard: I Am Everything

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BBFC Ratingf-rated FilmLittle Richard: I Am Everything

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Director(s)Lisa Cortés
Running Time1HR 41MINS
SeasonMain Programme

Little Richard: I Am Everything uncovers the alternative origins of rock’n’roll through its originator and most influential pioneer, Little Richard.

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 artists including Mick Jagger, Tom Jones, Billy Porter, Nile Rodgers and John Waters. The result is a multi-layered film, exploring and embracing Little Richard’s complicated inner world with all the twists and contradictions.

“Even if you’re not a fan of Little Richard going into this film, chances are you will be by the time it’s over.” The Hollywood Reporter

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