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Jimmy Carter: Rock and Roll President

Opens on September 11
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Director: Mary Wharton Run Time: 96 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2020

Starring: Bob Dylan, Gregg Allman, Jimmy Carter, Willie Nelson

“As joyful and buoyant as its music.”

– Caryn James, The Hollywood Reporter

About the film:

Jimmy Carter’s lifelong passion for music transcended racial and generational divides and gave the small-town peanut farmer an unexpected edge in the presidential election. Originally scheduled to open the Tribeca Film Festival in April, director Mary Wharton’s rockumentary-style presidential portrait had its world premiere online with AFI DOCS 2020 in June.

About the filmmaker:

Mary Wharton has dedicated her career to producing, writing and directing documentaries about music. She directed episodes of the 2004 Grammy-winning series VH1 Legends and the American Masters documentary Joan Baez: How Sweet the Sound (2009). Her producing credits include the made-for-TV concert documentary Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

Ohio Arts Council
Greater Columbus Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
Campus Partners
G&J Pepsi
WOSU Public Media


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