Cinema - Little Richard: I Am Everything - VISUAL

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Cinema - Little Richard: I Am Everything

Discover the life and legacy of the true king of rock’n’roll, Little Richard, a queer black icon whose influence shaped stars including Mick Jagger, Prince, Elvis, Paul McCartney and David Bowie.

Sunday 5th November 2023 | 7:30pm

Admission: €7

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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 musicians and artists influenced by his work and image.

The result is a multi-layered film, exploring and embracing Little Richard’s complicated inner world with all the twists and contradictions.

Director: Lisa Cortés
98 mins | USA | 2023 | 15