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John Ridley and Andre Benjamin
Terry Gross talks with film's writer and director John Ridley, who won an Oscar for writing "12 years A Slave," and Andre Benjamin of the group Outkast, who plays Jimi Hendrix in a new biopic "Jimi: All is By My Side."
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