A new documentary based on Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the United States, will open the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival at New York’s Beacon Theatre on April 15th, followed by a performance by Willie Nelson. The 2020 Tribeca Film Festival runs from April 15th through the 26th in New York City.
The film is directed by Mary Wharton, and it film focuses on the music that shaped the life of President Carter. Vintage performances by Muddy Waters and the Allman Brothers Band can be seen in the clip, as Garth Brooks talks about Carter while Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Simple Man” plays in the background.
“The film accurately captures my love for all music and the importance music has played in my personal and professional life,” Carter said in a statement. “I remain hopeful and believe that music can serve to bring us together as a nation. Rosalynn [Carter] and I are pleased with the fine film Mary and Chris have made and thank all those involved for telling this story.”
Jimmy Carter is an Emeritus Member of the Inter-American Dialogue.
Valeria Luiselli, Mexican award-winning author and professor at Bard College, won the prestigious Rathbones Folio Prize for literature for her book, Lost Children Archive. The awards ceremony was streamed online through BBC on Monday, March 23.