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Face the Music Film Festival
Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church
good at all Ryder locations
Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 8:30PM
114 E. Kirkwood Ave.
Both tickets and passes will increase in price on the day of the show, to $10 and $20, respectively.
FLEX BONUS: These tickets/passes will be accepted for the same film at other Ryder locations this month!
In the mid-60s big changes were afoot in the US, culturally, politically, and musically. Four rock music/concert films that explore these changes are being released in theaters this summer; we are hosting an all-day “micro-festival” featuring Jimi Hendrix, Aretha Franklin, The Byrds and Brian Wilson.
Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church presents the legendary guitarist in full flight at the 1970 Atlanta Pop Festival before the largest US audience of his career, only two months before his death. The film combines color, 16mm multi-camera footage of Hendrix’s Independence Day concert in its original performance sequence together with a new documentary that traces his journey to the festival amidst the dark shadow of civil rights unrest and the unrelenting toll of the Vietnam War. The audio soundtrack includes stereo and 5.1 surround sound mixes by Hendrix’s recording engineer Eddie Kramer, taken directly from the original master tapes. The organizers were keen to push back against the cultural divide that was very much in evidence in the Deep South. It was assumed that rural audiences would not take kindly to “long-hair” bands, and that black and white artists could not comfortably exist on the same bill; Atlanta Pop set out to challenge those beliefs.
Doors open at 8pm for this general admission show. The event is expected to last 1 hour and 29 minutes. Ryder passes will not be accepted as tickets for admission.
Echo in the Canyon 2pm
Aretha Franklin: Amazing Grace 6:30pm
Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church 8:30pm