How will the Jimi Hendrix biopic ‘All Is By My Side’ hold up without Hendrix’s music being featured in the film?
While the movie didn’t receive the support of the Hendrix estate, it was nevertheless lauded by critics at last fall’s Toronto Film Festival. The long-awaited feature starring Andre 3000 as the legendary guitarist is set to make its US debut at next week at South By Southwest 2014.
The rapper-turned-thespian “listened to hours of interviews. I watched films, watched his mannerisms” in preparation for the role. In the below clip, Hendrix’s future manager Chas Chandler (Andrew Buckley) tries to convince him to move to London, while he sits next to girlfriend Linda Keith (Imogen Poots) inside a New York City restaurant.
“I don’t want to get caught up in those kind of labels, though,” replies Hendrix. “I don’t want it to be, ‘Well OK, he’s playing the blues,’ or ‘He’s playing R&B or soul or whatever’.”
Watch it below!