Director: Mary Wharton
This film is part of our Virtual Cinema Screening Initiative. When you rent JIMMY CARTER: ROCK & ROLL PRESIDENT you are not only supporting independent film, but also supporting the Athena Cinema and our mission.
About the film
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.
How to stream
For $9.99, you will get access to watch on your computer, phone, or tablet, or cast to your Google Chromecast or Smart TV.
You will have to register for a free Eventive account if you don’t already have one.
After you’ve entered your payment information, your rental period will start immediately and last for 48 hours.
If you are experiencing any technical difficulties with your rental, help is available to you directly from the distributor hosting your film:
While we encourage anyone having trouble to utilize these resources for quick, detailed resolutions for common issues, the Athena team is interested in hearing about your experience and will do our best to provide assistance.
Thank you for your support.