All Is by My Side

Synopsis: A drama based on Jimi Hendrix's life as he left New York City for London, where his career took off.
Director(s): John Ridley
Production: Xlrator Media
  1 win & 9 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
118 min

Ladies and

gentlemen, please remain patient.

We apologize for the continued delay...

in this evening's performance

by the Jimi Hendrix Experience.

We hope to bring you the show presently.

There's so much competition right now-

Cream, The Who-

No, no, no. No, no.

I wouldn't-I wouldn't

say competition, no.

Well, do you think

you're better than all of them?


Got a good reason

'Cause this is the season

To do that dance

To get that groove

I got that feel

To get that groove

I got that feel

To do that dance


Everybody, ha

Hey, sorry to bother you. Um, Linda Keith?

You are Linda Keith. Fantastic!

I was over there with my buddies.

I knew it was you!

Can I have your autograph, please?

Can you make it out to Ted?

Wouldn't you rather kiss?

They're doin' it

on the beat

Then you can tell your friends

you've done the closest thing...

to sucking a Rolling Stone's cock.

And that's what you really want,

isn't it?

Oh, let's dance Ha

They're doin' it

in the daytime

They're doin' it

in the nighttime

This is the nighttime


You got it

Mark, can we go over, um-

- What do you say?

- Well, I don't know.

- Nice set.

- Thank you.

Listen, I'm here with a couple of my

friends over at this table here...

in case you want to come over,

grab a few drinks or something.

You got some lemons?

Oh, sweetheart, I

forgot the lemons. - No lemons?

Come on. You know you need lemons.

Gin, gin, gin, gin.

Can you pass me the gin out there, please?

Not too much.

I won't put too much in.

Howlin' Wolf?

Robert Johnson?

T-Bone Walker?

It's a promotional copy.

It's completely fresh.

Whatever's cool.

I trust you.


- Dylan, huh?

- Yeah.

Well, I dig his hair.


Do you want to try something?

Well, I see you got your

Brand-new leopard-skin

pillbox hat

Yes, I see you got your

Brand-new leopard-skin

pillbox hat

One thing.

First time,

you don't look in the mirror.

All right.

Under your brand-new

leopard-skin pillbox hat

Well, you look

so pretty in it

Honey, can I jump on it


Yes, I just wanna see

J" If it's really

that expensive kind

You know, it balances

on your head

f Just like a mattress

balances on a bottle of-I."

These guys are setting themselves

on fire. You know?

Taking a stand for what they believe in.

Close your eyes for me.

- Really?

- Yeah. Yeah.

- I really, really like it.

- Yeah?

Of course I do, because

it's your real name.


You know, I think Jimmy James sounds very-

- Well, that's just-

- Singsongy.

It's just for the act, you know.

Why do you need an act?

Well, I get on stage and I gotta perform.

Yes, why can't you just...

get on stage and perform?

Why do you have to be a character?

- Just a thing, you know.

- It's not.

It's not a thing. it's nothing. it's-

it's you just sort of standing up there

with processed hair...

- and a leopard-print jacket.

- I do think-

- maybe that could be you.

it's not leopard. it's cheetah.

- Oh, really?

- Yeah.

You know, Cheetah Club, cheetah jacket.

- Really?

- Yeah.

I didn't get that.


You know what Johnson said?

You're gonna have your cheetah jacket

and you're gonna be in hiding.

He said the suicides

were tragic and unnecessary.

And I just really-I don't see the-

Why not? Why not?

Semi-literate kids are being-

- I know where this goes.

- Where does it go? What do you mean?


You're so serious. We're just-just having

a good time, you know.

Do you think I'm wrong?

We all have situations. Yeah.

Do we?

Yeah, we do.

At least we have each other.

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John Ridley

John Ridley IV (born October 1965) is an American screenwriter, film director, novelist, and showrunner, known for 12 Years a Slave, for which he won an Academy Award in 2013 for Best Adapted Screenplay. more…

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