I guess its officially official now. The film we have all been waiting for since it was first introduced to American audiences at SxSW has an official trailer! Now we may all rise for our nations anthem.
Now that piece of greatness is out of the way, back to the film.
Jimi: All is by my side is a film starring Andre Benjamin as the legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix. From all pre-screening reports 3stacks is masterful in his role and brings to life all the unique qualities that made Hendrix beloved, even capturing his unrivaled level of cool.
This film is more than a “Bio-Pic”. it tells the story of how a young black backup guitarist named Jimmy James went to England and became Jimi Hendrix.
Everyone knows the music, but few realize how the guitarist got to the Monterrey Pop Festival where he got his big break.
The film seems to focus more on the intimate side of Jimi that made the music possible than the music itself.
This is possibly because of the fight between the film company and the Hendrix estate which has largely been responsible for holding the film up.
Catch the trailer here.
Written and Directed by John Ridley Jimi: All Is by My Side hits theater September 26th.