Hard to think of better casting than Andre Benjamin — better known as Andre 3000 — as Jimi Hendrix, or imagine better hands to trust with the guitar legend's story than writer-director John Ridley, who's “12 Years a Slave” screenplay just won an Oscar. “Jimi: All Is By My Side” screens June 12 at the Los Angeles Film Festival at 9:15 p.m. with a Q&A session with Ridley immediately following the film.
The movie screens again at 1:10 p.m. June 17.
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Producers: Sean McKittrick, Jeff Culotta, Danny Bramson, Brandon Freeman, Anthony Burns, Tristan Orpen Lynch, Nigel Thomas
Cinematographer: Tim Fleming
Editor: Hank Corwin
Music: Waddy Wachtel, Danny Bramson
Cast: André Benjamin, Hayley Atwell, Imogen Poots, Andrew Buckley, Ruth Negga
Hip hop star André Benjamin is transcendent as a young Jimi who, largely through his tumultuous, passionate relationships with the women who loved him, found a voice that changed the world.