Director Dave Kramer to Debut Jimi Hendrix Documentary At Nyack Film Festival On April 6

For the last 30 years, a small team led by two-time Emmy Award winner David Kramer have been quietly working on preserving and unearthing the unexpurgated story of the life and death of Jimi Hendrix.

Kramer has amassed a cast of well over 400 on-camera interviews, hours of unseen footage of Jimi Hendrix and hundreds of previously unseen photographs. This makes the film unique, because no subject in the history of documentary filmmaking has ever been given this level of first-person detail.

"There's so much misinformation out there in movies, documentaries and the internet, it's as if there's a deliberate campaign of disinformation to mislead in an attempt to rewrite history” says Kramer. “The Hendrix-story has taken on urban myth-like proportions – stories abound that many people believe to be true but largely are not.”

The story of how it all came to be, from the moment of his signing to the instant of his death, as well as the impact he had on those around him and society at large is explored in rich detail, filled with his joy and humor as well as the tragedy that surrounded his life and music.

The sixties were a volatile time in American history, a time when musical, sexual, social, racial and even sartorial revolution was everywhere. Jimi Hendrix in the sixties was the focal point of all of it and represented a quantum leap forward with everything he touched.

The Nyack International Film Festival - April 1-6 

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