Little Richard: I Am Everything

Dir: Lisa Cortes
Cast: Little Richard, Billy Porter, Paul McCartney
98mins   2023   US   15   English    F-Rated

The story of the Black queer origins of rock n' roll. It explodes the whitewashed canon of American pop music to reveal the innovator - the originator - Richard Penniman.

Through a wealth of archive and performance that brings us into Richard's complicated inner world, the film unspools the icon's life story with all its switchbacks and contradictions.

'Through the raunchy power of his singular music and the undeniable ebullience of his soul, he has the ability to transform even the squarest of spaces into something powerful, crucial, and unlike anything you’ve ever seen before' - Oliver Jones, Observer

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