Participant Media Films

Jimmy Carter - Man From Plains

Jonathan Demme
Screening time  
03.03. / Četvrtak, 17:00 - 19:00 Dvorana 3  
‘Jimmy Carter – Man from Plains’ is an intimate, surprising encounter with President Jimmy Carter.

Following the path of Mr. Carter’s recent controversial book tour for Palestine ­Peace Not Apartheid, Academy Award-winning director Jonathan Demme reveals a complex individual who, with the gusto and determination of a youngster, criss-crosses the country to get his message across, even as that message creates a media onslaught in which his credibility and judgment are called into question. ‘Jimmy Carter Man from Plains’ explores both the private and public sides of Jimmy Carter, whose intense sense of justice compels him to pursue, with undiminished energy and hope, his lifelong and deeply spiritual vision of reconciliation and peace.


Jonathan Demme

Jonathan Demme is an American director, screenwriter and producer born in 1944. His first film success was Melvin and Howard (1980). In 1991 he won an Academy Award for Silence of the Lambs, one of the five films ever to win in all the five main categories (best film, director, screenplay, leading actor and leading actress). Afterwards he directed another winner, Philadelphia (1992). In addition to fiction hits, Demme made a series of documentary films such as: Neil Young Trunk Show (2009), New Home Movies From the Lower 9th Ward (2007), Neil Young: Heart of Gold (2006), Stop Making Sense (1984, about a Talking Heads concert).

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Jimmy Carter - Man from Plains

2007, 120', color, video

Directed by:
Jonathan Demme

Screenplay by:
Jonathan Demme

Declan Quinn

Edited by:
Kate Amend

Alejandro Escovedo

Neda Armian

Produced by:
Clinica Estetico, Participant Productions

Festivals & Awards:

Venice Film Festival 2007 - FIPRESCI Prize, EIUC Award, Biografilm Award