For a film about rock ‘n roll royalty, we really haven’t heard much about the Hendrix biopic, “All Is By My Side”. The man himself is marvelously played by Andre 3000 (Andre Benjamin), whom was perfectly plucked from a huge list of wannabe aspiring Hendrix actors for the role. He looks and sounds incredible! However, the film has been relatively quiet, a mystifying fact as John Ridley, writer of 12 Years A Slave, (check out our review here) tries out his cinematic craftsmanship as director of the musical biopic. A pretty big deal.
In the clip we see the man himself flirting with Imogen Poots, playing Linda Keith, Hendrix’s onetime girlfriend . The Hendrix film, as a whole, does not make the Hendrix estate happy. However, the film is avoiding confrontation by sticking to the rise of the guitar hero, focusing on his early career leading up to the release of his iconic and revolutionary album, Are You Experienced was released.
We have to ask, though, will a film about a musical titan that leaves out his actual music be a success? Or, alternatively, will we see a flop? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below. Enough of me, check out the clip below. Enjoy