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BEFF 2023 – Little Richard: I AM EVERYTHING

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Presented in Parnership with Bethel Woods as part of Big Eddy Film Festival SOUNDCHECK

Enjoy a free screening of Little Richard: I AM EVERYTHING in Bethel Woods’ Event Gallery.

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.

Director Lisa Cortés’ Sundance opening night documentary is produced by Bungalow Media + Entertainment for CNN Films and HBO Max, in association with Rolling Stone Films. 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. Music supervision by Jonathan Finegold.


6:00 PM: Doors & Concessions

7:00 PM: Screening Begins, with Q&A to follow

  • Organizer Name: Big Eddy Film Festival, Produced by DVAA
  • Phone: 845-252-7576
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  • Type: Film Screening,Special Event
  • Time: September 23, 2023 - 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Venue:Bethel Woods

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