World Community’s film series continues November 6 – 8 with the new uplifting film Jimmy Carter:
Rock and Roll President (96 min) screening online into the comfort of your home.
Programmer Wayne Bradley comments “This music-filled documentary is a much-needed antidote to
the cynical power politics we are watching in the current US presidential election.” This is a reminder
that power does not always corrupt, decency may prevail, and music can bridge generational, economic
and racial divides.
When the USA hit rock bottom in the mid 1970s after years of war, scandal, and corruption, the nation
turned to a Georgia peanut farmer to become their president. Jimmy Carter was a Democrat, a devout
Christian, a man of impeccable integrity who believed passionately in racial equality. He was also a
music fan. June Carter Cash claimed to be a cousin; Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan would become firm
friends, and without the support of the Allman Brothers, his campaign may never have gotten off the
Seemingly tireless even in his nineties, the former President speaks knowledgeably about gospel, jazz,
and rock ’n’ roll, while Garth Brooks, Bono, Rosanne Cash, Gregg Allman and Dylan suggest the
admiration is mutual. Featuring rare archival performances from Aretha Franklin, Paul Simon, Dizzy
Gillespie and others, this is a nostalgic treat for Boomers. And for younger viewers, it offers a
fascinating glimpse of a very different era in the American experiment.
The film will be available to watch online, all weekend starting at 6 pm on Friday, November 6 and
continuing until midnight on Sunday November 8. Tickets are $8 or $5 (for those with limited
incomes). To view the film trailer and for links to purchase tickets, go to www.worldcommunity.ca
For more information: Ed (250 897-0525)