Attention rock-n-roll fans! The North Bend Theatre recently announced that on Saturday, August 3rd – for one day only – it will show the critically-acclaimed documentary, Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church.
Shown in select theaters worldwide, the film documents the big, second annual Atlanta International Pop Festival, telling the story of Jimi Hendrix’s performance on July 4, 1970 as a headliner at the peak of his career – which would tragically end ten weeks later.
The footage in the film, intended to be used for a documentary in the vein of Woodstock, instead remained undeveloped in a Georgia barn for over three decades.
The full-color film stock held up remarkably well and delivers a vibrant viewing experience. The film’s audio soundtrack, tailored to modern theaters’ Dolby sound systems, includes stereo and surround sound mixes by Hendrix’s own recording engineer Eddie Kramer.
By combining existing footage with never-before-seen photographs, Electric Church weaves interviews with locals, officials, and fans with Hendricks’ performances to create a stunning image of the end of the Woodstock era.
Never in doubt, though, it’s Hendricks and his talent that make the film. Nobody says it better than Paul McCartney, freely admitting to worshipping Hendrix, saying, “We all played guitar. We all knew a bit. But he seemed to know more than us.”
Showing at the North Bend Theatre on Saturday, August 3. Tickets available on-line and at the door.