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  • Jimi Hendrix is Reborn Again

    Jimi Hendrix is Reborn Again
    John Ridley's Hendrix biopic, All Is by My Side, starring dead ringer and Outkast member AndrĂ© Benjamin as Jimi (but without any of Jimi's actual music), premiered last month at the Toronto Film Festival (to mixed reviews). On Nov. 5, Bloomsbury publishes Starting At Zero: His Own Story, a collection of Hendrix's own lyrics and writings — on hotel stationary, cigarette packs and beer mats — stitched together with interviews and lyrics. That same day, Experience Hendrix, Jimi's official estate, unleashes their own double-dose: American Masters: Jimi Hendrix — Hear My Train A Comin', a PBS documentary (beefed up with extras for the DVD), and Miami Pop Festival, a CD and double 12" vinyl release marking the first time the Experience's 1968 performance hits the non-bootleg market.
  • There's Always A Sequel

    There's Always A Sequel
    "Who Killed The Electric Car?" might have ended with it's main character no longer among the living; but like Freddy, electric cars have risen from the dead. A new documentary, "Revenge of the Electric Car," directed by Chris Paine, opened last week...

    The lessons of 'Life Itself'

    At first, Steve James was not intimidated at the prospect of directing the documentary film version of Roger Ebert's memoirs. The two men had a cordial professional relationship for 20 years, dating back to when Ebert helped launch James' career with his...

    Desiree Akhavan's 'Appropriate' sense of identity

     Desiree Akhavan's 'Appropriate' sense of identity
    Most references to director, writer and actress Desiree Akhavan place a neat three-word descriptor by her name: bisexual Iranian American, often followed by the words "the next Lena Dunham." Yet Akhavan isn't trying to fit into an already defined...

    Karlovy Vary Jury Prexy Ahmet Boyacioglu on Turkey's Blossoming Film Scene

    Prominent Turkish film industry multi-hyphenate (fest programmer, producer, director, promoter) Ahmet Boyacioglu is this year's chairman of the East of the West jury at Karlovy Vary Film Festival, which recently added Turkey and Greece to its core...