Clip: Andrew Benjamin As Jimi Hendrix

The first footage has arrived from Oscar-winning “12 Years a Slave” scribe John Ridley’s directorial debut – a look at the early years of legendary musician Jimi Hendrix in “All Is By My Side”.

Andre Benjamin stars as Hendrix in the film which follows his trip to London as he assembles his first major band, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, and prepares to play the Monterey Pop Festival.

No trailer is out yet, but the clip below finally gives us a look at Benjamin in the role, here having a conversation with Imogen Poots’ character: