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On September 26, the long-awaited Jimi Hendrix biopic, JIMI: ALL IS BY MY SIDE will hit theaters here in the U.S. Focusing on the pre-fame Hendrix, 12 YEARS A SLAVE writer/director John Ridley crafted the film around some challenges – like the Jimi Hendrix Estate barring the use of his music in the film. That doesn’t seem to matter, as the proper trailer has arrived, and it looks pretty fantastic. Take a look…

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JIMI: ALL IS BY MY SIDE

OutKast’s André Benjamin stars as Jimi Hendrix in this revealing biopic from Academy Award-winning writer-director John Ridley (12 Years A Slave). Covering a year in Hendrix’s life from 1966-67 as an unknown backup guitarist playing New York’s Cheetah Club to making his mark in London’s music scene up until his Monterey Pop triumph, the film presents an intimate portrait of the sensitive young musician on the verge of becoming a rock legend.

What do you think of this glimpse of Andre Benjamin as Hendrix?

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