This looks incredible
Little Richard‘s culture-shifting legacy as the real King of Rock ‘N Roll soars in Magnolia Pictures’ upcoming documentary I Am Everything.
Check out the trailer below:
Produced by Bungalow Media + Entertainment for CNN Films and HBO Max in association with Rolling Stone Films, the Sundance opening night documentary tells the story of the innovator, the originator, Richard Penniman, whose larger-than-life artistry eclipsed the whitewashed canon of American pop music.
Through a wealth of archive footage, I Am Everything thrusts viewers into Richard’s complicated inner world filled with inner-turmoil and contradictions.
In interviews with family, musicians, and cutting-edge Black and queer scholars, the film delves into how Richard created an art form for ultimate self-expression that spread everywhere except his own personal life.
Throughout his life, the world tried to put him in a box that could never contain his transcendent stardom that continues to impact Pop music to this day.
Directed by Lisa Cortés, the buzzy Doc (produced by Cortés, Robert Friedman, Liz Yale Marsh, and Caryn Capotosto along with Executive Producer Dee Rees) features commentary from Mick Jagger, Billy Porter, John Waters, Tom Jones, and more.
‘As Mick Jagger ruefully admits in the film, Little Richard did it first,’ said Cortés. ‘First to wear mascara; first to strip his shirt off; first to play with gender norms. Little Richard: I Am Everything is as entertaining and thought-provoking as the man himself, and like Richard Penniman, aims to reshape the very culture from which it arises.’
Magnolia Pictures will show Little Richard: I Am Everything in special one-night-only theatrical screenings on April 11 followed by additional theaters and a digital release on April 21st.