Wednesday, March 5, 2014

VIDEO: Preview new Jimi Hendrix film All Is By My Side

André Benjamin as Jimi Hendrix

A preview of the forthcoming Jimi Hendrix biopic, “All Is By My Side”, is available in advance of its U.S. premiere next week at South By Southwest.

Directed by John Ridley (“12 Years A Slave”), the film features OutKast’s André Benjamin as Jimi Hendrix.

“All Is By My Side” covers a year in Hendrix’s life from 1966-67, following his path as an unknown backup guitarist playing New York’s Cheetah Club to making his mark in London’s music scene up…right up until his triumphant performance at the Monterey Pop festival.

The film, which debuted last fall at the Toronto International Film Festival, does not include any of Hendrix’s music as the family run estate refused to grant permission for the use of any material. Instead, producers feature cover songs performed by the guitarist and re-recorded especially for the project.

See also:

Jimi Hendrix photo exhibit to open next month
Jimi Hendrix to be featured on US postage stamp
Jimi Hendrix to reissue Purple Haze single
VIDEO: Jimi Hendrix’s final interview gets animated by PBS
Search Jimi Hendrix at hennemusic