What “Slide” will be missing

Borys Kit from The Hollywood Reporter last Thursday:

….”Slide,” a fictional indie drama featuring Jimi Hendrix being written by R.H. Greene, who also will direct….The story revolves around two gangsters, desperately trying to get away from a mob boss they double-crossed, who inadvertently kidnap Hendrix, then at the height of his career and drug addiction…it will not use Hendrix’s music nor feature his family…

Music rights are a perpetual problem and source of confusion for films dealing with the past. Fortunately, at least for now I can present this following beautiful excerpt from “Jimi Plays Monterey” by Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker.

There’s something about the footage taken by Pennebaker & company at the 1969 Monterey Pop festival. Much more than other footage from that time, there’s a really mesmerizing quality to it. Of course, it helps when you’ve got a performer as unparrelled as Hendrix was.


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