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Jimi: All Is by My Side (2013)

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A drama based on Jimi Hendrix's life as he left New York City for London, where his career took off.

Director:

John Ridley

Writer:

John Ridley
1 win & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
André Benjamin ... Jimi Hendrix
Hayley Atwell ... Kathy
Imogen Poots ... Linda
Ruth Negga ... Ida
Andrew Buckley ... Bryan 'Chas' Chandler
Adrian Lester ... Michael X
Oliver Bennett Oliver Bennett ... Noel Redding
Tom Dunlea Tom Dunlea ... John 'Mitch' Mitchell
Clare-Hope Ashitey ... Lithofayne 'Faye' Pridgeon
Jade Yourell ... Roberta Goldstein / Telephone Operator
Lauterio Zamparelli ... Mark Hoffman
Danny McColgan Danny McColgan ... Eric Clapton
Robbie Jarvis Robbie Jarvis ... Andrew Loog Oldham (as Robbie Jarvis-Dean)
Burn Gorman ... Michael Jeffery
Ashley Charles ... Keith Richards
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A drama based on Jimi Hendrix's life as he left New York City for London, where his career took off.

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Genres:

Biography | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language including sexual references, and some drug content | See all certifications »
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Trivia

André Benjamin mimics Jimi Hendrix. Waddy Wachtel performed all of the guitar licks. See more »

Goofs

A close-up of the white Fender Stratocaster guitar shows new-style block bridge pieces, which did not exist in 1966. See more »

Quotes

Linda Keith: Got all these men writing songs to me. Then I go home and I listen to them alone. What is it with you rock 'n' rollers? You can perform for a thousand people and you can't be honest with one. You can sing it all, you just can't say the words.
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Connections

Referenced in Film 2017: Episode dated 19 November 2014 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

You Don't Know Better
Performed by Saturday's Children
Written by Geoff Bryan and Ron Holder
Courtesy of Dunwich Records and Music Supervisor Inc.
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Not that accurate
8 March 2014 | by tetsuwanatomSee all my reviews

@uberificbrownie In fact the women featured as Hendrix' friend and lover have come out publicly to declare the film is very inaccurate in several ways. You can read for yourself on the real Linda E.'s web site. She said that Ridley took bits of events that she wrote about in her autobiography and turned them around to fit his modern-day vision. I think she's right in some ways, certainly if you look at Atwell in the movie she's portrayed as being rather common and juxtaposed against Poots' character who is a posh intellectual/romantic.

You see what he's doing right off; Linda E. is the "old" Jimi who played juke joints with few noticing, Linda K helps him find the new Jimi who will be remembered forever. His process going from a back-up blues man to a legend was very likely a lot more complicated than that, and took more than a few notes from a friend to make him what he became.

But that's the Hollywood formula biopic, it encourages simplification of complexities. And sometimes, unfortunately when it comes to observing African American figures, the script may often have a White hand leading the Black hand along (see also 12 YEARS).

The other thing to note is that Ridley does seem to be a political conservative. They tend to observe black and white (not talking about race) more than grey.

It isn't hard to get things right like Hendrix' tone of voice (yes he was soft spoken) or his clothing and hair. Getting the rest "right" is likely harder.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Ireland | UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 2014 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Jimi: All Is by My Side See more »

Filming Locations:

Ireland

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$97,008, 28 September 2014

Gross USA:

$340,911

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$599,840
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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