Remember Jones will host a new film series at The ShowRoom Cinema in Asbury Park, “Remember Jones Presents,” beginning April 11 at 7:30 p.m. with the new documentary about one of rock’s leading pioneers, “Little Richard: I Am Everything.” Tickets are available at showroomcinemas.com.
According to a press release, the film, which is directed by Lisa Cortés, “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.”
Little Richard died in 2020 at the age of 87.
Below is the trailer for “Little Richard: I Am Everything,” which is having special theatrical screenings such as this one on April 11 in advance of opening in theaters and being released digitally on April 21. Visit littlericharddocumentary.com.
The other films in the “Remember Jones Presents” series have not been announced yet. However, he will host a screening of the 1971 concert film “Mad Dogs & Englishmen” — featuring Joe Cocker, Leon Russell and others – at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center in Deal, April 4 at 7 p.m., in advance of his April 14-15 concerts there at which he will perform the Mad Dogs & Englishmen album in its entirety (visit axelrodartscenter.com).
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