JIMMY CARTER ROCK AND ROLL PRESIDENT
Time & Location
About The Event
Monday, September 14, 2020 (Raindate: Next Day) 7:00 PM Harborfront Park off of E. Broadway Port Jefferson, New York, 11777 Guest Speaker recorded via Zoom: Mary Wharton, Director, moderated by Tom Needham, Host of The Sounds of Film at WUSB radio.
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