Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church Headed To The Big Screen

Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church Headed To The Big Screen

Much to the excitement of North American fans, it has been announced Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church, a Jimi Hendrix documentary which ran on Showtime last year will be hitting the big screen this year.

Directed by John McDermott and originally released in CD and DVD formats, the documentary revolves around Hendrix’s legendary performance at the Atlanta International Pop Festival on July 4, 1970.

“Nothing articulates Hendrix better than Hendrix. We can yack all day long, but he’s the guy who grabs everybody,” said McDermott. “To see him on a film screen, larger than life, you get to really understand what he was about.”

“And there’s so little of Jimi talking about his motives, his vision,” he added. “So it’s best for us to put him out there like this and show people what was going on.”

The documentary also features exclusive interviews with Hendrix’s bandmates, Billy Cox and Mitch Mitchell, along with Paul McCartney, Steve Winwood, Metallica‘s Kirk Hammett, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, among others.

A special screening of the film will be held at the ArcLight Hollywood theatre on January 31, with a discussion by McDermott, record producer & engineer Eddie Kramer and Experience Hendrix CEO Janie Hendrix.

Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church dates-

Jan 31 – Los Angeles CA – ArcLight Hollywood*
31 – New York – IFC
Feb 1 – 7 – Buffalo NY – North Park Theatre
8 – 10 – Phoenix AZ – FilmBar
11 – Vancouver BC – Vancity Theatre
13 – Seattle WA – SIFF Cinema Uptown **
15 – Shreveport LA – Robinson Film Center
17, 19 – Columbus OH – Gateway Film Center
20 – San Antonio, TX – Santikos Bijou
21- Eugene OR – Broadway Metro
21 – 21, 28 – Hudson NY – Time & Space Limited
22 – Lake Worth, FL – Lakeworth Playhouse
22 – Boise ID – The Flicks
22 – 24 – Albuquerque NM – Guild Cinema
22 – 28 – Howell MI – Historia Howell Theater
22 – 28 – Fayetteville NC – Cameo Art House
22 – Long Beach CA – The Art Theatre
24 – 25 – Cathedral City/Palm Springs CA – Mary Pickford 14
24, 26 – Florence OR – City Lights Cinemas
25 – Nashville TN – Belcourt Theatre ***
25 – Fairfield CT – StageOne
26 – Bellingham WA – Pickford Theater
27 – State College PA – The State Theater
27 – Kansas City MO – Tivoli Cinemas
28 – Newport RI – Janes Pickens Theater
28 – Mystic CT – Mystic Luxury Cinemas
28 – El Paso TX – Alamo Drafhouse
Mar 1 – Baton Rouge LA – Manship Theatre
1 – 3, 9 – 10 Hudson NY – Time & Space Limited
2 – 3 Long Beach CA – The Art Theatre
4 – 5 – Newton NJ – Skylands PAC
5 – 7, 17 -Toronto, ONT – Hot Doc
8 – Schnectady NY – Proctors Theatre
9 – Monterey CA – The Golden State Theatre
11 – Salem OR – Salem Cinema
24 – Asbury Park NJ – Showroom Cinemas
April 3 – Stamford CT – The Avon Theatre Film Center

*Post-screening discussion with Eddie Kramer and John McDermott and Janie Hendrix
**Post-screening discussion with Janie Hendrix
***Post-screening discussion with Billy Cox

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