Jimi Hendrix biopic starring André 3000 set for SXSW screening

By Andrew Wilson,

The Jimi Hendrix biopic starring Outkast’s André 3000, is set to make its debut in the U.S. during the nine day trade show and music festival South By Southwest, SXSW, in Austin, Texas.

Billboard reports after making the rounds at the Toronto Film Festival, Jimi: All Is By My Side, which chronicles the life of Hendrix in 1966 and ’67 before the explosion of his career at the Monterey Pop Festival, is set as one of several films being shown at this year’s SXSW.

The film has been a subject of controversy, as Rolling Stone pointed out, the Hendrix estate, Experience Hendrix LLC, run by the late guitarist's sister Janie, are not giving the movie, or several other movies, rights to use any of Hendrix’ material. Experience Hendrix has stated they want full involvement of any project in order to use the icon's music.

Several other films are lined up during the nine days including Jason Bateman’s Bad Words and Mike Myers’ Supermensch. Seventy-Six world premieres, 10 North American and seven U.S. premieres are set to be screened. The full list is on the SXSW website.

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