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Jimmy Carter Man From PlainsForget the homespun title. As we follow the former president through the media glare of his book tour for Palestine Peace Not Apartheid, director...Jimmy Carter Man From PlainsDocumentaryPT125MPGForget the homespun title. As we follow the former president through the media glare of his book tour for Palestine Peace Not Apartheid, director...2007-10-24Sony Pictures Classics
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Jimmy Carter Man From Plains

Genre: Documentary; Director: Jonathan Demme; Runtime (in minutes): 125; MPAA Rating: PG; Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

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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