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. 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.
Selected as the Opening Night Film of the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival, Jimmy Carter, Rock & Roll President is filled with illuminating new interviews with Bob Dylan, Bono, Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, Greg Allman, Garth Brooks, and others, as well as with former President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Jimmy Carter. The documentary is an incisive and often-rollicking look at an era that saw youth culture and politics join forces, and at a man of conscience whose love of music was crucial to who he was as a father, a citizen, a man of the South, and a leader during his presidency and beyond. In English. Not Rated. Director: Mary Wharton (US 2020) 96 min.