Jimmy Carter Man From Plains

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Released 2007

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Director:
Jonathan Demme
Released:
2007
Rating:
PG
Embarking on a national publicity tour to promote his new book, "Palestine Peace Not Apartheid," former US president Jimmy Carter ignites an international firestorm of controversy when he argues that only Israel's complete withdrawal from the occupied territories can bring lasting peace to the Middle East. Intimate, informative and altogether engrossing, JIMMY CARTER MAN FROM PLAINS is a candid portrait of a Nobel Prize-winning humanitarian and statesman whose compassion and steadfast sense of justice remains undiminished by time.

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  • 50

    The New York Times Manohla Dargis

    Man From Plains isn't about engagement; it's about disengagement from Mr. Carter's critics and his more provocative beliefs. It's also about legacy building.

  • 50

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    This narrowly cast documentary focuses so exclusively on a publicity tour the former president took in the closing months of 2006 that a more accurate title might be "Jimmy Carter ...

  • 50

    Variety Ronnie Scheib

    Thanked and vilified from coast to coast, Carter remains steadfast in his belief that Israel's policies in the Occupied Territories are unjust and counterproductive.

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    Documentary, Drama

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    Historical, Biography