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Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President
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Overview

This documentary presents a different perspective of former U.S. President Jimmy Carter: as the first sitting president who embraced and encouraged rock-and-roll and championed popular music as an integral part of American culture. The film highlights Carter's affinity for songs that championed the working class, notably by Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson, and his strong bonds and lasting friendships with several musicians such as The Allman Brothers and U2's Bono. The film also shows how he championed various musicians during his time at the White House. Directed by Mary Wharton.

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Main Cast & Crew:
Bob Dylan And The Grateful Dead
Dylan & The Dead
Bono

Details

    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 96
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 738329251116
  • Genre: DOCUMENTARY
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Release Date: November 2020

Movie Reviews

Reviews:
"[T]he documentary delivers on the promise of its title, with a fresh, buoyant look at the importance of music in the former president's personal and political life." - 06/20/2020 Hollywood Reporter


"[A] documentary of infectious and lively nostalgia that’s about just what its title says: the fact that Jimmy Carter became the first U.S. president to express, in ways both big and small, a profound affinity with rock ‘n’ roll culture." - 07/24/2020 Variety


3 stars out of 4 -- "Wharton’s wholesome documentary reimagines the peaceful southerner from misunderstood policymaker to musical connoisseur in a brisk yet charming fashion." - 09/09/2020 RogerEbert.com


"The array of admiring interviewees in the film is staggering....A potent and poignant reminder of how some things used to be and may never be again." - 09/10/2020 New York Times

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