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Jimmy Carter Man From Plains

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Jimmy Carter Man From Plains

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
125 minutes
Limited Release Date:
10/26/07
director:
Jonathan Demme
distributor:
Sony Pictures Classics
genre:
Documentary

We gave it a B+

Forget the homespun title. As we follow the former president through the media glare of his book tour for Palestine Peace Not Apartheid, director Jonathan Demme creates a gripping meditation on the very hot-button-ness of the Israeli-Palestinian question. Was Carter wrong to analogize Israeli policy with that of white South Africa? That’s Jimmy Carter Man From Plains‘ obsessive issue, and it’s galvanizing to see it played out through the furious contradiction of Carter’s personality. He is pious, stubborn, compassionate, testy, moral, unreasonable, and wise. B+

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