Liberty Theatre | Camas WA | Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President
Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President () Release Date: September 9th, 2020
Runtime: 1 hr. 35 min.
Director: Mary Wharton
Genres: Documentary
Starring: Jimmy Carter, Madeleine Albright, Tom Beard
Virtual Cinema
A Liberty Theatre #VirtualCinema presentation.

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.

"Watching "Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President," it's hard not to be stirred by the testimonials, from people like Dylan and Nelson and Bono, to Carter's fine-grained humanity. -Owen Gleiberman, Variety

"As joyful and buoyant as its music." -Caryn James, Hollywood Reporter

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