JIMMY CARTER: ROCK & ROLL PRESIDENT

JIMMY CARTER: ROCK & ROLL PRESIDENT

2020 (USA) 96 minutes
Directed by: Mary Warton
Featuring: Jimmy Carter, Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks, Chuck Leavell, Nile Rodgers, Willie Nelson, Roseanne Cash, Bob Dylan, Jimmy Buffett, Bono, Andrew Young, Madeleine Albright

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.

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