Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President to open Tribeca

Mary Wharton film lined up for 19th edition

by Anne-Katrin Titze

Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President to open 19th Tribeca Film Festival
Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President to open 19th Tribeca Film Festival Photo: Barry Feinstein

The world premiere of Mary Wharton’s Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President, written by Bill Flanagan, produced by Chris Farrell and Dave Kirkpatrick and executive producers include Dan Braun, Peter Conlon, and David Crawford will open the 19th Tribeca Film Festival at the Beacon Theatre on April 15. The screening will be followed by live performances including Willie Nelson with Paul Shaffer as musical director.

“The film accurately captures my love for all music and the importance music has played in my personal and professional life. I remain hopeful and believe that music can serve to bring us together as a nation. Rosalynn and I are pleased with the fine film Mary and Chris have made and thank all those involved for telling this story. We are thrilled that it will debut at the Tribeca Film Festival,” said President Jimmy Carter.

“We witness the power of art inspiring change and the positive impact of citizens raising their voices against injustice everyday.

"As filmmakers, we were inspired to create the Tribeca Film Festival after 9/11 because we believe in the power of art to restore community and inspire change. Mary and Chris' film, likewise, is a testament to that power." said Jane Rosenthal, Co-Founder and CEO of the Tribeca Film Festival.

The 19th Tribeca Film Festival runs from April 15 through April 26.

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