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22 Feature Films Of The African Diaspora To See At The Toronto International Film Festival

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act September 5, 2013 at 11:29AM

A repost, considering the festival begins today!
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All Is By My Side, another high-profile film based on the life of a real-life person that we've been following, that's been burdened with controversy since it started production, will also make its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. 


This is the Andre Benjamin Jimi Hendrix project that didn't have the approval of Jimi Hendrix's estate to use any of the musician's original songs, with reps for the estate accusing the filmmakers of moving forward with the project without their official permission. 

That didn't stop the production of the film, however, which was shot last summer in Ireland.

The film will be free of all Hendrix-written classics like Purple Haze or The Wind Cries Mary, because of rights issues, and the producers actually set the film in "Hendrix's pre-fame era," as they said, and the music used will be covers of other musicians' songs Hendrix performed.

This is the second feature film on this list that was scripted by John Ridley. He also adapted 12 Years A Slave.

He's writer AND director in of this particular film.

Now we wait for that first trailer...

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