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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 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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Details

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:

$97,011, 28 September 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$323,032, 10 October 2014
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

André Benjamin was nearly 40 when he played Jimi Hendrix, who died at age 27. See more »

Goofs

In England in the late 1960s, marijuana was called "pot" or "grass," not weed. See more »

Quotes

Jimi Hendrix: It's not about being better, you know, or anything-anything like that. You know, it's about being inspired. And I'm inspired by everybody. I'm inspired by all kinds of people. You know, it's art to me. You know, and with art- it's just showing something that you've never seen before. Or-Or even if it's something that you see every day just showing it in a new way, you know. So I should-I should be able to take, like, any song and- I should be able to take Auld Lang Syne and do it in a new way ...
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Connections

Referenced in Film '72: Episode dated 19 November 2014 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Acid
Performed by Robin Baynton
Written by Robin Baynton
Courtesy of Robin Baynton
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Racist garbage? Try historically accurate.
6 March 2014 | by uberificbrownieSee all my reviews

The dude who said this film is racist doesn't understand Jimmi Hendrix's life. He was a complete unknown drifting from venue to venue under a lot of different monikers only to be discovered by the girlfriend of Keith Richards. That was the era he lived in-- as a black musician in that era coupled with his ridiculous dress, he would have never been given a chance otherwise. If you look into his Harlem show, even black people didn't "get" him. If you're a real Hendrix fan, or have read some of his biographies this film aims to stick true to the actual story of his life--not a politically correct version modified for the 21st century.

And borderline autistic? That's how Hendrix spoke. He was incredibly shy and soft spoken unless he had his guitar in his hand. Watch just about any interview on live television where he was talking one on one with the host--it's awkward and clumsy to the point where you think there's something wrong with him. Add on an intense amount of personal substance abuse and you'll be able to understand why Andre 3000's portrayal of Jimi was spot on.

I'd say if you walk into this film with a little bit of historical understanding of Hendrix's life as well as an awareness about the social pressures shaping the man you'll find this film to be a pretty accurate representation on the guitar god.


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