Jimi Hendrix 70th Birthday Celebration Double Feature

"Jimi Hendrix VOODOO CHILD" Plus "Jimi Plays Berkeley"

Thurs. Nov. 15, 7:00PM

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Jimi Hendrix 70th Birthday Celebration Double Feature

7:15pm: “Jimi Hendrix Voodoo Child”—his legendary story in his own words.  (91 minutes)

9:00pm: “Jimi Plays Berkeley”—restored and expanded 2012 edition.  (72 minutes)

Together, these films present a rare chance for both Hendrix enthusiasts and those simply curious as to what the fuss is all about to learn about his life and legacy, while coming as close as possible to witnessing him perform live in all his sonic power and visual splendor.

Voodoo Child is filled with never-before-seen photographs and film footage from the Hendrix family archive and features a soundtrack that includes such iconic Hendrix recordings as “Purple Haze,” “Hey Joe,” “Fire,” “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” together with never-before-heard live performances. Funk legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Bootsy Collins of Parliament-Funkadelic renown is featured as the voice of Jimi Hendrix.

Jimi Plays Berkeley showcases some of Hendrix’s finest ever performances filmed over two concerts at the Berkeley (California) Community Theatre on May 30, 1970. The film documents the political unrest and student uprisings in Berkeley juxtaposed against blistering Hendrix live performances of “Johnny B. Goode,” “Star Spangled Banner,” “I Don’t Live Today” and, “Purple Haze. This new digitally restored transfer from the original 16mm negative includes more than 15 minutes of newly discovered, previously unseen documentary and performance footage of such classic songs as “Voodoo Child (Slight Return),” “Machine Gun” and “Hear My Train A Comin’” not featured in the original film release.