Featuring Jimmy Carter, The Alman Brothers, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan
Madeleine Albright, Bono, Garth Brooks, Jimmy Buffett, Chip Carter, Rosanne Cash, Bishop Michael Curry, Paul Simon, Trisha Yearwood, Andrew Young
Jimmy Carter became the first U.S. President to openly embrace rock n’ roll. And 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.
This 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. 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.
“A potent and poignant reminder of how some things used to be and may never be again.” ~ New York Times
“As joyful and buoyant as its music” ~ Hollywood Reporter
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