This month we observe the 70th birthday of legendary rock icon Jimi Hendrix, who’s widely considered one of the greatest guitarists of all time. As part of the celebration, Jimi Hendrix 70: Live At Woodstock will be screened at select cinemas worldwide. This marks the first time the film, which highlights Hendrix’s memorable 1969 Woodstock performance, will hit U.S. theaters.
From the official press release:
In Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of Jimi Hendrix’s Birth and for the very first time, experience Hendrix’s unforgettable August 1969 Woodstock concert on the big screen and in surround sound. The performance stands as one of the finest in rock music history and includes “Voodoo Child (Slight Return),” “Fire,” “Purple Haze” and “Foxey Lady” as well as Hendrix’s dramatic interpretation of the “Star Spangled Banner”
The concert is preceded by a fascinating road to Woodstock documentary, directed by Grammy Award winner Bob Smeaton (Beatles Anthology, Band Of Gypsys, Festival Express), which reveals the struggle to stage the legendary festival and secure Hendrix as its headline artist. It includes footage and interviews with his band members such as Billy Cox and Mitch Mitchell, and Woodstock’s promoter Michael Lang.
This presentation features the original 16mm footage digitally restored together with a 5.1 audio surround mix by legendary engineer Eddie Kramer. Kramer originally recorded the Woodstock festival and also served Jimi Hendrix as his recording engineer throughout his entire career.
Jimi Hendrix 70: Live At Woodstock opens Nov. 26, with limited screenings. For ticket information, visit jimihendrix.com.