AFI Docs Series | Jimmy Carter rock & roll president

A music-loving President, bonding with America's greatest musicians

(during all of this week, Screen Comment’s Eric Althoff gives readers his take on the choicest films from the 2020 crop of AFI Docs, the world’s premier documentary film festival which took place online this year due to the coronavirus) Now 95 and the longest-lived of any former president, Jimmy Carter is seen in the opening moments of Marc Wharton’s doc at home in Plains, Georgia, spinning a ... more >

Man from Plains

A fascinating chronicle of Carter’s 2007 book tour
Jimmy Carter, Rosalynn Carter and Lillian Carter
Directed by Jonathan Demme

About a year ago former president Jimmy Carter launched on a national tour to promote his new book "Palestine, Peace Not Apartheid." Filmmaker Jonathan Demme tagged along to document the tour and record a nation's reaction to the new, if short-lived, controversy surrounding the book. Slated for release later this Fall, Man From Plains (Plains refers to Carter's Georgia hometown) shows both the ... more >