Posted by | Ray Cornelius

It was all about legendary rocker, Jimi Hendrix last night as XLrator Media gathered together for the L.A. premiere of his long-awaited and controversial biopic, Jimi: All Is By My Side. The VIP screening took place at the ArcLight Light Cinemas in Hollywood.

John Ridley

John Ridley addressing the audience

In attendance, were the film’s cast and crew including André 3000 Benjamin, who stars the iconic guitarist; Oscar-winning writer and director, John Ridley; Composer, Danny Bramson; Producers Brandon Freeman and Adrian Lester; guitarist, Waddy Wacthel.

Blair Underwood, Nia Long

Blair Underwood and Nia Long

Other special guests included Adam Sandler, Steven Tyler, Gary Clark, Jr., Wiz Khalifa, Andra Day, Blair Underwood, Nia Long, Mario Van Peebles, Mandela Van Peebles, Marley Van Peebles, Heath Freeman, Kelly Monaco, Sammi Rotibi and Lauren Tom, Stephen C. Bishop, Mayer Hawthorne, and Ming-Na Wen.

Guests celebrated post-screening at an intimate cocktail party at Los Balcones in Hollywood.

Check out more photos below:

John Ridley, Ming Na Wen Mayer Hawthorne

John Ridley with Ming-Na Wen/Mayer Hawthorne

Danny Bramson, Waddy Wachtel

XLrator Media CEO Barry Gordon, Music Producer Danny Bramson and Guitarist Waddy Wachtel

 Andre 3000 Benjamin Wiz Khalifa

André 3000 Benjamin and Wiz Khalifa

Marley Van Peebles, Mario Van Peebles, Mandela Van Peebles

Marley, Marion and Mandela Van Peebles

Gary Clark Jr Kelly Monaco

    Gary Clark, Jr. and Kelly Monaco

Nia Long, Gayle Ridley

 Nia Long and Gayle Ridley [youtube id=”S-KPOxqMazI” width=”600″ height=”350″]

JIMI: ALL IS BY MY SIDE  will open in select theaters this Friday, September 26th.