JIMMY CARTER ROCK & ROLL PRESIDENT Special Presentations

JIMMY

Virtual World Premiere

Following the film at 8:45 PM EDT, watch a live discussion with director Mary Wharton and special guests.

If it hadn’t been for a bottle of scotch and a late-night visit from musician Greg Allman, Jimmy Carter might never have been elected the 39th President of the United States. This fascinating documentary charts the mostly forgotten story of how Carter, a lover of all types of music, forged a tight bond with musicians Willie Nelson, the Allman Brothers, Bob Dylan and others. Low on campaign funds and lacking in name recognition, Carter relied on support from these artists to give him a crucial boost in the Democratic primaries. Once Carter was elected, the musicians became frequent guests in the White House.

Director Mary Wharton assembles a star cast including Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks, Nelson, Dylan and Bono and fills the soundtrack with Southern rock, gospel, jazz, and classical.
–Ken Jacobson

Director Mary Wharton won the 2004 Grammy® Award for Best Music Film for her documentary feature SAM COOKE: LEGEND. Other notable feature film credits include JOAN BAEZ: HOW SWEET THE SOUND, the platinum-selling concert film PHISH: IT and FARRAH FAWCETT FOREVER.

Details

Country: USA

Year: 2020

Director: Mary Wharton

Screenwriter: Bill Flanagan

Producers: Chris Farrell, Dave Kirkpatrick

Executive Producers: Dan Braun, Peter David Conlon, David Crawford, Mary Wharton

Director of Photography: James Fideler

Editor: Mari Keiko Gonzalez

Featuring: Jimmy Carter, Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks, Chuck Leavell, Nile Rodgers, Willie Nelson, Roseanne Cash, Bob Dylan, Jimmy Buffett, Bono, Andrew Young, Madeleine Albright

Running Time: 96 MIN

Language : English

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