Music, Money, Madness…Jimi Hendrix Live In Maui
Music Documentaries / 1 x 91' / HD
Chronicling Jimi Hendrix’s visit to Maui in July 1970, this Grammy nominated feature documentary details how he became ensnared in Rainbow Bridge, an ill-fated independent film produced by his manager, Michael Jeffery. Jeffery secured a $300,000 advance against the promise of a soundtrack album by Hendrix–the first time a movie was funded solely by an album. Jeffery hired Chuck Wein, a former associate of Andy Warhol, to direct. However, without a script or professional actors, the shoot was proving one of hippie excess. With Hendrix and the Experience already booked to play Honolulu, the film’s director – desperate to feature the band – planned to film them playing on the slope of the dormant Haleakala volcano. The show was a stunning success… Rainbow Bridge, less so. Featuring previously unseen colour footage of the performance mixed in surround sound, as well as new interviews with key players, Music, Money, Madness… Jimi Hendrix Live In Maui tells the definitive story of one of the most controversial independent films ever made.