Little Richard: I Am Everything

"Little Richard: I Am Everything" tells 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.
In interviews with family, musicians, and cutting edge Black and queer scholars, the film reveals how Richard created an art form for ultimate self-expression. Throughout his life, Richard careened like a shiny cracked pinball between God, sex, and rock n' roll - he was unabashedly everything.

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Credits

Director:

Lisa Cortes

Executive Producer:

Dee Rees, Mike Powers, Gus Wenner, Jason Fine, Anita May Rosentstein, Amy Entelis, Cortney Sexton

Producer:

Robert Friedman, Caryn Capotosto, Liz Yale Marsh, Lisa Cortes

Cinematographer:

Keith Walker, Graham Willoughby

Editor:

Nyneve Minnear, Jake Hostetter

Sound Designer:

Tom Paul, Andres E. Marthe Gonzalez

Music:

Tamar-kali Brown

Additional Credits:

Music Supervisor: Jonathan Finegold, Cinematographers: Keith Walker, Graham Willoughby

Contact

Distributor:

Danielle McCarthy-Boles
dmccarthy@magpictures.com

Public Film Contact:

Danielle McCarthy-Boles
Magnolia Pictures
dmccarthy@magpictures.com
917-865-0148

Publicity Contact:

Jordan Overstreet
jordan.overstreet@warnermedia.com
9173556145

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About
Year:
2023
Premiere Status:
Texas Premiere
Genres:
Biography, Documentary, LGBTQ, Music
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Country:
United States
Language:
English
Runtime:
101 mins