OutKasts André Benjamin stars as Jimi Hendrix in this revealing biopic from Academy Award-winning writer-director John Ridley. Covering a year in Hendrixs life from 1966-67 as an unknown backup guitarist playing New Yorks Cheetah Club to making his mark in Londons music scene up until his Monterey Pop triumph, the film presents an intimate portrait of the sensitive young musician on the verge of becoming a rock legend.