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When Jimmy Carter was a kid in south Georgia, he loved gospel music so much that he didn’t need the hymn book to sing along. As it turned out, this lifelong passion for music gave him an unexpected edge as a presidential candidate.
“Vibrant! A very fun and lighthearted documentary.” – Christian Gallichio, Playlist
Through folk, soul, jazz, and rock ‘n’ roll, Carter tapped into a force that transcended racial and generational divides — and often party lines. And after the disillusionment of the Watergate era, the musicians sensed that Carter wasn’t faking it. The likes of Bob Dylan, the Allman Brothers and Willie Nelson even forged friendships. Part-rockumentary, part-presidential portrait, Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President combines rare archival footage with era-defining live performances from the likes of Aretha Franklin, Jimmy Buffett, Paul Simon, Dizzy Gillespie, and Herbie Hancock — and these only scratch the surface. Director Mary Wharton traces how Carter’s genuine approachability became key to his political appeal, and allowed him to connect with voters who may only have known him as a small-town peanut farmer. But even more urgently, it shows us the unifying potential of a leader who believed, in a twist on Dylan’s words, that America could get busy being born, even as it seemed busy dying. (Dir. by Mary Wharton, 2020, USA, 96 mins., Not Rated)