Little Richard: I Am Everything
U25 & Students
Disabled or Unwaged
Director: Lisa Cortes
Duration: 98 mins
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“The overdue coronation of a seminal figure in rock royalty” – The Hollywood Reporter
"★★★★ – A thrilling mix of commentary and visual montage" – Observer
★★★★ – Financial Times
Shattering the whitewashed canon of American rock ‘n’ roll, this inventive new documentary tells the story of “Little” Richard Penniman, the man who broke the mould.
Drawing from an abundance of archive footage, performances and interviews with his contemporaries, family, and Black and queer academics, Little Richard’s many contradictions are explored, along with his ground-breaking self-expression in a world that was not ready to accept his flamboyant full self.
With no box he could fit into, Little Richard truly was everything.