Jimmy Carter Man from Plains (2007)

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Jimmy Carter Man from Plains (2007)

Late in 2006, President Jimmy Carter tours the U.S. promoting his provocative "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid." Demme's camera follows Carter from city to city, home to Plains (population 635), visiting a Habitat for Humanity site in New Orleans, and talking on radio and TV with Teri Gross, Charlie Rose, Diane Rehm, Jay Leno, Larry King, Wolf Blitzer, Tavis Smiley, and Al Jazeera and Israeli pundits, discussing Palestine's plight and the policies of Israel. Critics speak as well. Between events, Carter talks about Camp David, recent travels, being married, speaking Spanish, and wisdom he learned from Rachel Clark, his nanny. A montage of speeches, awards, and travels ends the film.
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IMDb   6.9 /10
Metacritic   58 %
TheMovieDb    6.5 /10
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Creators
Director Jonathan Demme
Writer Jonathan Demme
Information
Release Date2008-08-15
Runtime2h 5mins
GenreDocumentary, Biography, History
Content RatingPG (PG)
Awards3 wins & 3 nominations.
CompanyArmian Pictures, Clinica Estetico, Participant
CountryUSA
LanguageEnglish
Lillian Carter
Lillian Carter
Self (archive footage)
Elizabeth Hayes
Elizabeth Hayes
Self
Terry Gross
Terry Gross
Self
Carolyn Cole
Carolyn Cole
Self - LA Times
Josh Getlin
Josh Getlin
Self - LA Times
Jane Ammeson
Jane Ammeson
Self - Chicago Tribune
David Rosenthal
David Rosenthal
Self - Simon and Schuster
Carolyn Reidy
Carolyn Reidy
Self - Simon and Schuster
Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose
Self
Diane Rehm
Diane Rehm
Self
Laura Ertmer
Laura Ertmer
Self - intern
Remington Byer
Remington Byer
Self - intern

Man from Plains

Man from Plains (originally titled He Comes in Peace) is a 2007 American documentary film written and directed by Jonathan Demme, which chronicles former President of the United States Jimmy Carter's book tour across America to publicize his book Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid. For the book promotion, Carter grants interviews to selected newspapers, magazines, and television shows, such as CNN, PBS, Air America Radio, NPR, Chicago Life, Los Angeles Times, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.


Festival screenings

Man from Plains debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 10, 2007. The film won 3 awards at the 2007 Venice Film Festival: FIPRESCI Prize, EIUC Award and Biografilm Award.


Box office

The film grossed $108,807.


External links

  • Man From Plains Participant Media
  • An intimate, surprising encounter with President Jimmy Carter Take Part
  • Man from Plains at IMDb