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We want to hear from you! Rock & Roll President chronicles music's role in Carter's campaign, presidency and life after the White House, through archival footage and an astounding array of interviews. CNN Films has acquired North American broadcast rights to the Mary Wharton-directed documentary Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President. It was financed by Thunder Moccasin Pictures.

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Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President is a Not Just Peanuts production.

The film exceeded my expectations in every way,” said President Carter in a statement. CNN Films has acquired broadcasting rights to “Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President.” The look at the bond between the 39th president and pop and country musicians is slated to be the… The documentary was originally scheduled to open the 19th annual Tribeca Film Festival, which was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The film exceeded my expectations in every way,” said Carter. Variety and the Flying V logos are trademarks of Variety Media, LLC. Copyright © 2020 Penske Business Media, LLC. Despite the difficult times we are in, the film highlights my personal belief that we should remain hopeful and that music is a powerful source of hope in trying times.”, Farrell and Wharton said in a joint statement:, “When we started this journey two-and-one-half years ago, our goal was to tell an interesting and surprising story about President Carter and his relationship with music, in the hopes that it would make people see him in a new light. Dave Kirkpatrick served as a producer.

It has now been set as the closing film for AFI Docs on June 21. — Loren Hammonds.

Download or stream from your Apple TV, Roku, Smart TV, computer or portable device. Despite the difficult times we are in, the film highlights my personal belief that we should remain hopeful and that music is a powerful source of hope in trying times.”. Incredible music, beautiful cinematography, and a story you probably haven't heard before, Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President is a look back in history that we could all use right now. For Farrell and Wharton, they said that signing with CNN films is a “significant step” toward achieving the goal of illuminating President Carter’s love for era-defining music. which was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. © Copyright 2020 Variety Media, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. As it turned out, this lifelong passion for music gave him an unexpected edge as a presidential candidate: through folk, soul, jazz, and rock ‘n’ roll, Carter tapped into a force that transcended racial and generational divides, and often party lines.

When Jimmy Carter was just 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: through folk, soul, jazz, and rock ‘n’ roll, Carter tapped into a force that transcended racial and generational divides, and often party lines. The deal was negotiated by Stacey Wolf, senior vice president for business affairs for CNN Worldwide on behalf of CNN Films, and by Dan Braun and Josh Braun of Submarine on behalf of the filmmakers. Read Next: Industry Notables Join Virtual Red Carpet for Micheaux Project Student Workshop, Sustainability Resource Guide: Showbiz Insiders Like Ron Howard Partner With Advocacy Groups to Tackle Environmental Issues, Sophia Chang Launches Mentorship Program for Women of Color (EXCLUSIVE), Spin Film and Vulcan Productions Announce Skye Fitzgerald’s Short Documentary ‘Hunger Ward’ (EXCLUSIVE). Through the words of President Carter and his many Rockstar friends (Willie Nelson, Bono, & many more) we're reminded of what's really important. More than anything, for Americans of an older generation, the mild-mannered politician conjures images of the 1978 Camp David Accords and the American hostage crisis in Iran.

NOW IN THEATERS AND ON VIRTUAL CINEMA! This documentary traces how popular music helped propel Jimmy Carter to the White House, and the significant role that music has played in President Carter’s life and work.

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. Stacey Wolf, senior vice president for business affairs for CNN Worldwide on behalf of CNN Films, and Submarine Entertainment’s Dan Braun and Josh Braun negotiated the deal, which is a Not Just Peanuts production. Launch dates for broadcast, cable and streaming programs, Up-to-date lists for broadcast, cable and streaming series, Pandemic-proof vs. pandemic-contingent broadcast lineups, Signup for Breaking News Alerts & Newsletters, Get our latest storiesin the feed of your favorite networks.

“When Chris and Mary came to Plains to show the film to me and my family, it was entertaining and emotional for all of us. Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and Jimmy Buffett appear in new documentary "Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President," about the music-loving head of state. CNN Films has acquired broadcasting rights to “Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President.” The look at the bond between the 39th president and pop and country musicians is slated to be the closing film for AFI DOCS film festival on June 21. It was financed by Thunder Moccasin Pictures. “Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President” will feature rare, archival footage and interviews with Willie Nelson, Jimmy Buffett, Paul Simon and Bob Dylan along with segments from Bono, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Roseanne Cash, Chuck Leavell, Andrew Young and Madeleine Albright. We hope that CNN viewers will come away with a new appreciation for not only his moral courage and leadership, but also the fact that he is pretty cool.”. Send us a tip using our annonymous form.

Mary Wharton's credits include the Grammy-winning Sam Cooke: Legend and documentaries about Joan Baez, David Bowie, The Doors, Elton John, and Jimi Hendrix.

Executive producers include Dan Braun, Peter Conlon, David Crawford, and Mary Wharton. The film was produced by Chris Farrell and written by Bill Flanagan. Wharton’s most recent films include 2019's Farrah Fawcett Forever and Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President.

Dave Kirkpatrick served as a …

“The fact that we were able to screen the film for the President and receive his endorsement has been one of the most gratifying aspects of the project. The film was was produced by Chris Farrell, written by Bill Flanagan and directed by Mary Wharton, who earned a 2004 Grammy Award for best music film for her documentary “Sam Cooke: Legend.”, “When Chris and Mary came to Plains to show the film to me and my family, it was entertaining and emotional for all of us. “Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President” chronicles the Georgian candidate’s relationship with music as a defining part of his campaign for the White House and his presidency. Well, after these past four dreadful, nightmarish years, it’s hard to watch Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President and come away without thinking that's all bunk.

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.

The feature docu chronicles the role of popular music in propelling a relatively unknown candidate from Georgia to the White House, and the significant role that music has played in President Carter’s life and work. When Jimmy Carter was just a kid in south Georgia, he loved gospel music so much that he didn’t need the hymn book to sing along. His embrace of music helped the small-town peanut farmer reach out across racial and generational divides. Jennifer Love Hewitt, Keith David & Eric Roberts Set For Family Pic ‘Pups Alone’ — AFM, ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ Wraps Shoot; Colin Trevorrow & Donna Langley On Epic Journey, Kevin Costner And Diane Lane Drive ‘Let Him Go’ To Theaters; ‘Proxima’, ‘Kindred’ And ‘Jungleland’ Set Hybrid Debuts – Specialty Preview, ABS-CBN Global Launches Rebranded Filipino American Media Platform Myx, ‘The Masked Singer’ Tops Wednesday Ratings Amid Election Coverage, Jay Roach And Danny Strong Compare Bush-Gore And Trump-Biden – Deadline Q&A, SCOTUS Denies Philadelphia GOP’s Request; Biden Will Speak Tonight Even If There’s No Call; Trump Rage-Tweets, Johnny Depp Fired From ‘Fantastic Beasts’ After UK “Wife Beater” Verdict; Pic Delayed To 2022, WarnerMedia Parent AT&T Names Former FCC Chief William Kennard As Chairman Of The Board.

The docu features rare footage as well as interviews with Carter, along with Willie Nelson, Bono, Bob Dylan, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Jimmy Buffett, Roseanne Cash, Chuck Leavell, Paul Simon, Andrew Young, and Madeline Albright.

The docu was originally set to open the Tribeca Film Festival in April. The fact that we were able to screen the film for the President and receive his endorsement has been one of the most gratifying aspects of the project. Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President is a Not Just Peanuts production.

We hope that CNN viewers will come away with a new appreciation for not only his moral courage and leadership, but also the fact that he is pretty cool.”. On first blush, peanut farmer and former president Jimmy Carter doesn’t inspire the spirit of rock 'n' roll rebelliousness.