Magnolia Pictures will release LITTLE RICHARD: I AM EVERYTHING for special one-night-only theatrical screenings on April 11, followed by additional theaters and a digital release on April 21st.

Directed by Lisa Cortés
Produced by Robert Friedman, Lisa Cortés, Liz Yale Marsh and Caryn Capotosto
Executive Produced by Dee Rees, Mike Powers, Anita May Rosentstein, Gus Wenner, Jason Fine, Amy Entelis, Courtney Sexton
Featuring Mick Jagger, Billy Porter, John Waters, Tom Jones, and more

Produced by Bungalow Media + Entertainment for CNN Films and HBO Max, in association with Rolling Stone Films, director Lisa Cortés’ Sundance opening night documentary 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. Directed by Lisa Cortés, LITTLE RICHARD: I AM EVERYTHING is produced by Robert Friedman, Cortés, Liz Yale Marsh and Caryn Capotosto and Executive Produced by Dee Rees.

98 minutes


Lee Angel
Libby Anthony
John Branca
Newt Collier
Ashon Crawley
Charles Glenn
Fredera Hadley
Ralph Harper
Nona Hendryx
Ramon Hervey
Muriel Jackson
Mick Jagger
Sir Lady Java
Tom Jones
Jason King
Tony Newman
Tavia Nyong’o
Billy Porter
Morris Roberts
Zandria Robinson
Nile Rodgers
Stanley Stewart
Billy Vera
John Waters
Dr. Dewitt S Williams
Keith Winslow

All photos courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.


A leading independent film studio for 20 years, Magnolia Pictures is the theatrical and home entertainment distribution arm of the Wagner/Cuban Companies, boasting a library of over 500 titles. Recent releases include Sierra Pettengill’s kaleidoscopic all-archival documentary RIOTSVILLE, USA; SXSW Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award-winning comedy I LOVE MY DAD, starring Patton Oswalt; Concordia Studio and Wavelength’s sweeping American West documentary BITTERBRUSH; Martin Scorsese executive-produced documentary DREAMING WALLS: INSIDE THE CHELSEA HOTEL; stranger-than-fiction Sundance documentary MY OLD SCHOOL, starring Alan Cumming; Radu Jude’s Berlin Golden Bear-winner BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN; double Oscar nominee COLLECTIVE, Alexander Nanau’s jaw-dropping expose of corruption at the highest levels of government; Spirit Award-nominated film SWAN SONG, starring legendary character actor Udo Kier; SOME KIND OF HEAVEN, Lance Oppenheim’s documentary chronicling the surreal world of The Villages; ZAPPA, Alex Winter’s unfiltered portrait of the iconic musician and artist; THE FIGHT, following a team of scrappy lawyers inside the ACLU; Dawn Porter’s JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE; Hirokazu Kore-Eda’s Cannes Palme d’Or winner and Oscar-nominated SHOPLIFTERS; Oscar-nominated RBG; Ruben Östlund’s Cannes Palme d’Or winner and Oscar-nominated THE SQUARE; and Raoul Peck and James Baldwin’s Oscar-nominated I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO. Upcoming releases include Andrew Bujalski’s Tribeca comedy THERE THERE; Cannes and TIFF-premiering espionage action-thriller HUNT, directed by and starring SQUID GAME’s Lee Jung-jae; Georgia Oakley’s Venice award-winning debut BLUE JEAN; Paul Schrader’s Venice Film Festival crime thriller MASTER GARDENER; and Mads Mikkelsen period epic KING’S LAND

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