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.
Certificate: 15 Distributor: Curzon Film World
Dir. John Ridley, UK/Ireland/US, 2013, 118 mins
Cast: Andre Benjamin, Imogen Poots, Hayley Atwell, Ruth Negga