130 minutes / Ages 17+ / 2006 / United States of America / Average:
"Jimmy's Story" is the true story of Billy Yeager who filmed his life for over 25 years.
23 years of footage and over 400 hours of tapes captures Billy Yeager's life of struggling to make it in the music industry. This award winning documentary has been featured on Bravo about the making of the film itself. Billy Yeager is a musical genius / press hoaxer who dyed his skin black and convinced the press that he was Jimi Hendrix's long lost son, Jimmy Story. This is a touching heart and soul very funny film, a spiritual journey of mad musical genius. A story of love, hope and humility.
Dean Treadway program director DIFF "Out of the 700 films submitted into the DIFF 2003, Jimmy’s Story is the one that moved me most to tears of joy and frustration, of hope and the love of filmmaking. This great film, this near masterpiece of amateur filmmaking, a Sundance reject that deserves to tower above most of their eventual winners, is about one mans perseverance in believing!