Saturday, October 27, 2007


Jimmy Carter: Man from Plains

This doc is not about a Georgia peanut farmer’s unlikely path to the presidency. Rather, director Jonathan Demme focuses on the controversy surrounding the publication of Jimmy Carter’s 2006 book, Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, which challenges Israel’s continued occupation of neighboring territories and construction of border barriers. While cameras follow the unflappable Carter on his promotional tour, little is revealed about the 39th president during the film’s often-boring 125 minutes. Posted at

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