The Jimi Hendrix concert film Electric Church is headed to worldwide movie theaters, officially starting on Jan. 31. According to Rolling Stone, the Hendrix movie showcases the legendary guitarist's performance at the Atlanta International Pop Festival, which took place on July 4, 1970. Electric Church first premiered back in 2015 on Showtime. Its debut was also accompanied by the release of Freedom: Atlanta Pop Festival, a live album that featured all of Hendrix's 16-song set from that day's performance. Additionally, the film was directed by John McDermott and also features 16mm color footage that was originally shot by Steve Rash. The latter went on to later direct Can't Buy Me Love and The Buddy Holly Story.
Electric Church will enjoy a limited theatrical release, beginning at IFC in New York City and at the ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles. After the film's screening in Los Angeles, the venue will hold a discussion with McDermott, Rash, Hendrix's sister Janie Hendrix and engineer and record producer Eddie Kramer. Janie Hendrix, as it stands, is the C.E.O. of Experience Hendrix. In addition, she will also appear at the movie's Feb. 13 screening in Seattle, W.A. On the other hand, Hendrix's former bandmate Billy Cox will later appear at the film's showing in Nashville, T.N. on Feb. 25. Further information on all participating movie theaters and more ticketing information can be found on Hendrix's official website.