Mario Van Peebles and sons Mandela and Marley attended the Screening Of ‘Jimi: All Is By My Side’ at ArcLight Cinemas on September 22, 2014 in Hollywood, California.
All Is by My Side, which stars OutKast’s André Benjamin, is a 2013 British-Irish drama film about Jimi Hendrix, written and directed by John Ridley(12 Years A Slave):
Covering the roughly yearlong period (1966-67) in which Hendrix went from a New York City sideman to a burgeoning Swinging London star (the film ends with Hendrix in the airport, en route to his career-making, literally incendiary set at the Monterey Pop Festival), “Jimi: All Is By My Side” features Andre “3000” Benjamin as the titular axman. Though Hendrix dominates the majority of the film, the initial focus is on Linda Keith (the ever-charming Imogen Poots), a stylish, 20-year-old aspiring British talent scout who has arrived in New York intent on becoming known as more than just Keith Richards’ longtime girlfriend. She spots Hendrix in the near-empty Cheetah Club, playing with Curtis Knight and the Squires, and is immediately taken with the shy guitar genius, inviting him back to her place and bonding over Bob Dylan and LSD(~Variety).
The film comes out this Friday, September 26. Mario has five kids in all.
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