WATCH: First Trailer for Jimi Hendrix Biopic ‘Jimi: All Is By My Side,’ Starring Andre Benjamin

XLrator Media has released the first trailer for “Jimi: All Is by My Side,” starring Andre Benjamin. The film opens Sept. 26.

Oscar-winning “12 Years a Slave” writer John Ridley directed the Jimi Hendrix biopic from his own script.

“You want things to change?” Benjamin asks in the trailer. “When the power of love takes over from the love of power — that’s when things will change.”

“All Is by My Side” premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, where Open Road and XLrator acquired U.S. rights.

The project was created by Ridley after he discovered the Hendrix song “Sending My Love to Linda,” about fashion model Linda Keith, who heard Hendrix perform in London in 1966 and played a key role in encouraging his career.

Benjamin learned to play the guitar like Hendrix — left handed with a right-hand guitar strung upside down — to boost the authenticity of the film, which is set in 1966 London but shot in Dublin in 2012.

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  1. I enjoy what you guys are up too. This type of clever work and exposure!

    Keep up the good works guys I’ve incorporated you guys to our blogroll.

  2. gg says:

    My god I hate biopics! Just watch a documentary about him, or read a book. Someone pretending to be Jim Hendrix, or Buddy Holly, or John Lennon et al, is such artistic license drivel. It’s all just make believe and alters the reality of who the person actually was. Stop being spoon fed your pablum history lessons already. IMHO.

  3. Giavanna says:

    I cant wait he was beyond amazing. He was a true genius. By the way guys he did not od on heroin. His sister just gave him something to sleep. Wild time. then everything was free… free, love, drugs. cheap concert ticts. good times.

  4. Steve Orpin says:

    Not sure about seeing Jimi actually playing the Gibson Flying V onstage in this trailer. The story has always been that the famous photo of him with the Flying V was because someone handed the Gibson to him for the photo. I’m fairly certain that Jimi was only ever seen playing White Fender Strats.

  5. 3000 says:

    Will be watching this one.

  6. Fax Codey says:

    Sorry, I’ll pass …..

  7. Jessie Wamal says:

    I hadn’t noticed how much they looked alike!

  8. GKN says:

    Great resemblance! Great subject. Hope they tweak the sound mix- unless it’s my computer.

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