Little Richard: I Am Everything w/ Dir. Lisa Cortes

CLOSE UP Screening - Starr Cinema

STARR · RHINEBECK

Thursday, April 20 7:30p* – A CLOSE UP screening with Q&A – Filmmaker Robert Stone and critic Thelma Adams will be moderating the conversation with Little Richard: I Am Everything’s director, Lisa Cortes, via zoom.

Lisa Cortes (a director of the fantastic ALL IN, about Stacy Abrams, and producer of PRECIOUS and THE APOLLO) tells the story of an essential musician who—due in part to being Black and queer, and in part from his transgressive nature and troubled personal life—has yet to receive his due as a founding father of rock ’n’ roll. The documentary includes rarely seen archive footage, interviews with those he influenced and, of course, some of the most impactful sounds of the last century. (U.S., 2023, 98m)

“Enthralling … directed with supreme love and insight.” –Variety

* A CLOSE UP screening on April 20th at 7:30 with Q&A – Filmmaker Robert Stone and critic Thelma Adams will be moderating the conversation with Little Richard: I Am Everything’s director, Lisa Cortes, via zoom.