angelsighs wrote:cool pic!
Hollywood Theatre here in town is a great place. This is the same cinema that showed "The Source", "Sunshine Daydream (Grateful Dead Veneta, Oregon 1972), "DEATH" etc.
angelsighs wrote:on one hand I'm dubious that much more can be told about Hendrix in film format. that said, I still think anything relating to him is of interest so will definitely be catching this when I can. is it just a general life story kind of thing?
Yes. It is very much a "life and times" talking about life as a kid, joining the army, playing in Isley Brothers, Little Richard, Jimmy James & The Blue Flames etc. It then leads up to Linda Keith/Chas Chandler, London etc. We have seen it all before and some of the interviews (with his dad) are stuff straight out of other films as well as familiar footage of interviews, TV shows, live performances, people talking about Hendrix (friends, family, lovers, Eddie Kramer etc.).
Honestly, there isn't much new here other than some rare footage at Miami Pop Fest, a few days before he died and some footage in London pre-Monterey. I think the whole idea of this film and the various Hendrix Estate reissues, posthumous releases and live shows is Janie's way of getting control of everything that has been circulating for years.
What made it interesting is, as I said in my initial post, one normally sees these things on a TV/DVD...it was cool to see it on a big screen in full-on theatre surround sound audio.