Film Screening: Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President
The Annapolis Film Society and Maryland Hall with Support From the Goldstein-Cunitz Center for Film & New Media are inviting film lovers to bring their own chairs and/or blankets to enjoy an outdoor big screen experience of the new documentary feature, JIMMY CARTER ROCK & ROLL PRESIDENT.
The outdoor area will be available for seating at 6:30 pm, the film begins at 7 pm. A limited number of chairs will be available for those who need them. Refreshments will be available for sale including beer and wine. Snacks welcomed, no outside alcoholic beverages are allowed. Service animals only please.
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 portrait of one of the most enigmatic Presidents in American history.
Selected as the Opening Night Film of the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival, JIMMY CARTER, ROCK & ROLL PRESIDENT is filled with illuminating new interviews with BOB DYLAN, BONO, WILLIE NELSON, PAUL SIMON, GREGG ALLMAN, GARTH BROOKS, and others, as well as with former President and Nobel Peace Prize winner JIMMY CARTER. The documentary is an incisive and often-rollicking look at an era that saw youth culture and politics join forces, and at a man of conscience whose love of music was crucial to who he was as a father, a citizen, a man of the South, and a leader during his presidency and beyond.
COVID Safety Policies:
- Tickets are limited and pre-purchased, no rush line or cash purchases at the door
- Face Masks are required at all times except for when eating or drinking
- Temperature checks at check-in
- Bring your own blanket and chair – seating is general admission and is on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Please sit with members of your household only and keep a minimum 6-foot distance from any other parties.
- Respect social distancing whenever possible.