Little Richard: I Am Everything (One Night Only)

Showtimes: Tuesday, April 11
$12 public | $10 members | $9 children under 12

“The definitive documentary on a complicated icon.” - Toronto Star

This screening is exempt from vouchers and member free ticket benefits. 

Richard Wayne Penniman, known in rock legend as Little Richard, is the subject of a new documentary from Emmy-winning director and producer Lisa Cortés.

Little Richard: I Am Everything tells the story of the Black queer origins of rock n’ roll, exploding 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, yet what he gave to the world he was never able to give to himself. Throughout his life, Richard careened like a shiny cracked pinball between God, sex and rock n’ roll. The world tried to put him in a box, but Richard was an omni being who contained multitudes – he was unabashedly everything.

Director - Lisa Cortes
Cast - Little Richard, Mick Jagger, Tom Jones, Paul McCartney
Rating - NR
Release Date - April 21 2023
Runtime - 1 hour 38 mins
Format - DCP
Language: English
Audio - 7.1 Surround
Accessibility: Z-Screen subtitles, Audio Description (headphones), Assisted Listening (headphones)