Lisa Cortes / US, 2023 / 98 min.
Dazzling documentary about Little Richard – the Big Bang that kicked off American pop music. Lisa Cortés throws an illuminating light on the Black, queer origins of rock ‘n’ roll. With Mick Jagger, Billy Porter, John Waters and Tom Jones.
Director Lisa Cortés enriches musical history with a treasure trove of seldom-seen archive footage of Richard Wayne Penniman, aka Little Richard. Among the treasures are images of his Black and queer predecessors and contemporaries, such as Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the mother of rock ‘n’ roll who gave 14-year-old Penniman his first big break.
Little Richard: I Am Everything