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Tickets are available for purchase through The United Theatre

United Theatre | 5 Canal St, Westerly, RI

Tickets for this event are $15 each

Concessions will be available for purchase, including beer and wine

ABOUT THE FILM: 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.

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6:00 PM: Venue Opens - Wine and Cheese Reception with Cash Bar
7:00 PM: Film Starts
Run time: 98 min
Director: Lisa Cortes
Producers: Caryn Capotosto, Lisa Cortes, Liz Yale Marsh, Robert Friedman
Cast: 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
Little Richard: I Am Everything
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newportFILM Doc Talks with director Lisa Cortes

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