Select Screening: Jimmy Carter - The Rock and Roll President

10.09.2020 - Maryland Hall, 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

The Annapolis Film Society is proud to present year round screening opportunities of independent first run features in partnership with Maryland Hall and in association with The Goldstein-Cunitz Center for Film and New Media.

The Annapolis Film Festival presents a special screening of  “Jimmy Carter - The Rock and Roll President” on October 9th.  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 the 39th President of the United States. 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. 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 portraitof one of the most enigmatic Presidents in American history.

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