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Captured in front of his largest U.S. audience, the documentary features Hendrix at the historic July 4, 1970 performance at the ‘Southern Woodstock’

Everyman Cinemas announced today that as part of the Everyman Music Film Festival they will launch, in partnership with Experience Hendrix L.L.C., Abramorama and Sony Music’s Legacy Recordings, Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church in select cinemas around the country. The film opens at the Everyman cinemas in Bristol, Glasgow and Altrincham on Wednesday 22 May.

Special screenings including Q&As (in association with Handel & Hendrix in London) will take place at the following:

London Baker Street, Thursday 23rd May

Dr. Christian Lloyd will introduce the film, and follow the film with a short Q&A with Doug Kaye, who was a friend of Jimi’s while he lived in Mayfair, and a frequent visitor to the flat in Brook St. After that, we have Tom Attah confirmed to play live in the bar, Handel & Hendrix DJ’s, oil lights and Hendrix bedroom installation.

Newcastle, Tuesday 21st May

Christian Lloyd will again introduce the film, then after give a talk on Chas Chandler’s work with Jimi and his pivotal role in his success.

Liverpool, Wednesday 22nd May

Guests TBC

The much-lauded documentary, which originally aired on Showtime, tells the story of the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s involvement as the headliner of the Second Atlanta International Pop Festival, then hailed as the ‘Southern Woodstock.’

Everyman Cinemas are very pleased to be bring Hendrix back to the UK: “We’re really excited to add Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church to the line up as part of the 5th annual Everyman Music Film Festival. This year we’re celebrating iconic musicians, so Jimi Hendrix was of course the obvious choice.”

Janie Hendrix commented on the Electric Church screenings, “It’s thrilling on so many levels. Seeing Jimi re-introduced around the world through this platform is something of a rebirth.” She added, “The moments captured in the film are timeless. Jimi’s music and his showmanship are born again for new generations in his Electric Church. It’s very exciting.”

Unquestionably one of the most exciting rock musicians of his generation, Jimi Hendrix captivated the world with his highly stylized approach to blues guitar. Electric Church features an interview with Paul McCartney who freely admits to worshipping Hendrix, commenting, “We all played guitar. We all knew a bit. But he seemed to know more than us.” The film features interviews with Hendrix’s Experience band mates Billy Cox and the late Mitch Mitchell as well as Steve Winwood, Rich Robinson, Kirk Hammett, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, festival organizer Alex Cooley and many others.

The film contains breathtaking, color 16mm footage of Jimi Hendrix’s July 4, 1970 appearance, a mere ten weeks before his untimely passing. Atlanta International Pop Festival footage in Electric Church was shot by Steve Rash, later known for directing the Hollywood films The Buddy Holly Story and Can’t Buy Me Love. Standout performances from the film include the Hendrix classics “Hey Joe,” “Voodoo Child (Slight Return),” “Purple Haze,” as well as confident, compelling versions of “Straight Ahead,” “Freedom” and “Room Full Of Mirrors.” Hendrix aficianados and fans of rock’s classic ‘60s – ‘70s era will not want to miss this Electric Church.

Steve Rodham
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