Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President
CAST: Greg Allman, Bono, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson DIRECTOR: Mary Wharton VIRTUAL SCREENING ROOM | CLOSES 11/15
If it hadn’t been for a bottle of scotch and a late-night visit from musician Gregg Allman, Jimmy Carter might never have been elected the 39th President of the United States. Jimmy Carter, Rock & Roll President 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 cruc ial boost in the Democratic primaries. Once Carter was elected, the musicians became frequent guests in the White House. The surprisingly significant role that music played throughout Carter’s life and in his work becomes a thread in this engaging portrait of one of the most enigmatic Presidents in American history.
As joyful and buoyant as its music.Caryn James, Hollywood Reporter
There are fun stories, likely to be enjoyed by anyone who's interested in the music or the politics of the late 1970s,Stephen Silver, Splice Today