Outdoor Socially Distanced Screening: JIMMY CARTER ROCK AND ROLL PRESIDENT
Stay with PJDS for Fall 2020 SeriesTICKETS $10 – Advance Sale Only at: portjeffdocumentaryseries.com/ticketsvenues
Part I: Park N’ Docs
(There will be strict health protocols, including social distancing, wearing masks and bringing your own chairs.)
JIMMY CARTER ROCK AND ROLL PRESIDENT
Directed by Mary Wharton
If it hadn’t been for a bottle of scotch and a late-night visit from musician Greg Allman, Jimmy Carter might never have been elected the 39th President of the United States. This fascinating 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.
Director Mary Wharton assembles a star cast including Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks, Nelson, Dylan and Bono and fills the soundtrack with Southern rock, gospel, jazz, and classical.
Running Time: 96 Minutes
Q&A via link to especially pre-recorded Zoom for PJDS with director Mary Wharton and producer Chris Farrell, moderated by Tom Needham, host of Tom Needham’s The Sounds of Film on WUSB.
Tickets $10 (Limited seating, so purchase tickets early!)
Advance Sale Only at: portjeffdocumentaryseries.com/ticketsvenues
RAINDATE: NEXT DAY @ 7PM)
The Port Jefferson Documentary Series is under the auspices of the Greater Port Jeff-Northern Brookhaven Arts Council and graciously sponsored by the Suffolk County Film Commission.