Year: 2010
Director: Bob Smeaton

Told from an autobiographical perspective and pieced together from various footage reels, interviews, early demos, and recordings taped between 1966-70, Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Child provides fans with a dizzying look into the mind of the master. From his early childhood in Seattle to his untimely death in London, Voodoo Child excels in getting across Hendrix’s spirit—his love for music—and his own take on the fame surrounding him. In addition to backstage, never-before-seen clips from major performances (think Monterrey Pop, Isle of Wright and Woodstock), private letters pulled from the Hendrix family archive, and a stellar voiceover from Bootsy Colllins help cement Voodoo Child as one of the most unique experiences in documentary storytelling. —Kate Ebeling