What day and time will 'Little Richard: I Am Everything' release? And all you need to know about musical docu
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: The 2022 musical film 'Elvis', based on the life of the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, not only had a successful box office run but the film bagged eight Oscar nominations at the 95th Academy Award. The film starred Austin Butler in the lead role. Now it is time to look at the man who many consider the true king of rock 'n roll as the brand new musical documentary 'Little Richard: I Am Everything' is slated to release in April.
The upcoming film features the life of Richard Wayne Penniman who went by the name Little Richard. 'Little Richard: I Am Everything' premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. The film directed by Lisa Cortes features archival footage from the legendary singer's career and personal life, along with never-before-seen interviews. The documentary is produced by Robert Friedman, Liz Yale Marsh, and Caryn Capotosto. CNN Films and HBO Max teamed up in association with Rolling Stone Films to bring the documentary to life.
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When does 'Little Richard: I Am Everything' release?
'Little Richard: I Am Everything' premieres on April 11, 2023, in selected theaters. While it comes out digitally on April 21, 2023.
How to watch 'Little Richard: I Am Everything'?
Magnolia Pictures have taken the rights to the new documentary and it will have a single-day cinematic release on April 11, 2023, before being released digitally on April 21, 2023. The details for the film’s screening in the UK have yet to be announced.
What is the plot of 'Little Richard: I Am Everything'?
According to NME, the description of the film reads, "'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."
Who's acting in 'Little Richard: I Am Everything'?
The documentary includes footage, interviews, and performances of Little Richard. It also involves interviews with many icons like Mick Jagger, Billy Porter, John Waters, Tom Jones, Paul McCartney, and many more.
What is the buzz around 'Little Richard: I Am Everything'?
According to AoI, the film explores how Little Richard and the Black queer origins of rock n’ roll founded the whitewashed canon of American pop music. The documentary follows how Richard contributed and created a self-expressive art form for musicians that ultimately would shape the music industry throughout the following decades. He passed away in May 2022 at the age of 87 years after a battle with bone cancer.
Watch the official trailer of the documentary below: