The new documentary Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church, about Hendrix’s performance at the Atlanta International Pop Festival in 1970, will be shown in a special screening September 26th at 9 p.m. at Atlanta’s Plaza Theatre.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s performance that July 4th in Byron, Georgia was in front of the largest U.S. audience of Hendrix’s career – an estimated 500,000 people attended the three-day festival. The film includes footage of the band’s set, only ten weeks prior to the guitar icon’s death. Additionally, the film includes commentary from peers, disciples and observers such as Paul McCartney, Steve Winwood, Rich Robinson (The Black Crowes), Derek Trucks, Leslie West and Col. Bruce Hampton.
Prior to the screening, Janie Hendrix, Jimi’s sister and CEO of Experience Hendrix L.L.C., will address the audience. Immediately following the screening, Creative Loafing music editor Chad Radford will moderate a panel discussion with audience participation, featuring director John McDermott, late-period Jimi Hendrix Experience bassist Billy Cox, filmmaker Steve Rash (who shot the original footage at the festival) and Atlanta International Pop Festival promoter Alex Cooley. The event is open to the public. Tickets, $15, can be purchased here at eventbrite.