JIMI HENDRIIX: ELECTRIC CHURCH To Screen in Theatres Across World

Abramorama announced today a partnership with Experience Hendrix L.L.C. and Sony Legacy Recordings to release Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church in select theatres around the world. The film opens at the ArcLight Hollywood Cinerama Dome on January 31st with a special Q&A with director John McDermott, legendary record producer and engineer Eddie Kramer (best known for not only collaborating with Hendrix but also with The Beatles, David Bowie, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones and others) and Jimi’s sister and Experience Hendrix C.E.O. Janie Hendrix. The post-screening panel will be moderated by 89.3-KPCC’s John Rabe. 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.’

Richard Abramowitz, CEO of Abrmorama stated, “We’re honored to add another Jimi Hendrix movie to the exalted list of music films we’ve released. Jimi certainly belongs in the pantheon with The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Pearl Jam, Tony Bennett and the many others we’ve been privileged to handle around the world.”

Janie Hendrix commented on the Electric Church partnership with Abramorama, “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 aficionados and fans of rock’s classic ‘60s – ‘70s era will not want to miss this Electric Church.

US Screening Dates below. Australia, UK, LATAM, and other international dates to be announced in the coming days.

Jan 31 – Los Angeles CA – Arc Light 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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