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Info: JIMI HENDRIX ELECTRIC CHURCH

JIMI HENDRIX ELECTRIC CHURCH (NR)
1 hrs, 45 mins
RELEASE:
05/06/2019
CAST:
TBC
DIRECTOR:
TBC

TICKETS / Atlanta / Midtown Art Cinema

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Jimi Hendrix Electric Church presents the legendary guitarist in full flight at the 1970 Atlanta Pop Festival before the largest U.S. audience of his career. This critically acclaimed film combines colorful, multi-camera 16mm footage of Hendrix’s unforgettable July 4 concert in its original performance sequence together with a new documentary that traces his journey to the festival amidst the dark shadow of civil rights unrest, the unrelenting toll of the Vietnam War and a burgeoning festival culture that drew together young people across the country who were inspired by the Woodstock festival. The film details Hendrix’s integral role in drawing nearly 500,000 people to his Electric Church—a dusty, scorching hot pecan orchard in Byron, Georgia some 100 miles south of Atlanta. Together with Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell and bassist Billy Cox, Jimi skillfully blended favorites such as “Purple Haze,” “All Along the Watchtower,” and “Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)” with confident renditions of new songs such as “Freedom” and “Straight Ahead” that had not yet been released on album. As a colorful fireworks display stretched overhead across the night sky, Jimi performed the “Star Spangled Banner” to the wild delight of the massive audience. This performance footage of the Experience has been carefully restored from the original negative in high definition.

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