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Demme: Producer, Writer, Director, Documentarian

Jonathan Demme
Jonathan Demme
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Few filmmakers are as versatile as Jonathan Demme, who rose to fame in the 1990s, with The Silence of the Lambs and Philadelphia, two award-winning dramas. As I've discovered recently, he is also a fine documentarian. Last week, I watched The Agronomist, his film about Jean Dominique, a Haitian radio host who was shot to death in 2000. It is a stirring, compelling piece. Recently, Demme finished and released another documentary, Jimmy Carter: Man from Plains. He follows the former president as he travels the world, reading from his newest book, Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid. Demme will join us in the second hour, to talk about the film and his oeuvre. What questions do you have for him?

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