Man from Plains

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Man from Plains
Man from plains.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Jonathan Demme
Produced by Neda Armian
Written by Jonathan Demme
Starring Jimmy Carter
Rosalynn Carter
Music by Djamel Benyelles
Alejandro Escovedo
Cinematography Declan Quinn
Edited by Kate Amend
Distributed by Sony Pictures Classics
Release date
  • September 7, 2007 (2007-09-07) (Venice Film Festival)
Running time
120 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $108,807[1]

Man from Plains (originally titled He Comes in Peace) is a 2007 American documentary film written and directed by Jonathan Demme, which chronicles former President of the United States Jimmy Carter's book tour across America to publicize his new book, Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid.[2][3][4] For the book promotion, Carter grants interviews to selected newspapers, magazines, and television shows, such as CNN, PBS, Air America Radio, NPR, Chicago Life, Los Angeles Times, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Festival screenings[edit]

Man from Plains debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 10, 2007.[5] The film won 3 awards at the 2007 Venice Film Festival: FIPRESCI Prize, EIUC Award and Biografilm Award.

Box office[edit]

The film grossed $108,807.[1]


  1. ^ a b Jimmy Carter: Man From Plains The Numbers - Movie Box Office Data, Film Stars, Idle Speculation, accessed May 1, 2011.
  2. ^ Chris Tilly, "Demme 'Comes in Peace'," Archived 2007-05-26 at the Wayback Machine. The Time Out Movie Blog: This Week's Top Stories from the Movie World (TOMB), Time Out London December 5, 2006, accessed January 23, 2007.
  3. ^ Borys Kitt and Nicole Sperling, "Demme Helms Docu on Carter for Participant", The Hollywood Reporter December 6, 2006, accessed May 3, 2007.
  4. ^ Nick Paumgarten, "Jimmy Carter Aloft", The New Yorker December 11, 2006, accessed May 3, 2007.
  5. ^ "Man from Plains Jonathan Demme" Archived 2007-10-12 at the Wayback Machine., Toronto International Film Festival official website "film schedules", accessed September 10, 2007.

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