Movies Directed by Jonathan Demme (in alphabetical order)

Jimmy Carter Man from Plains

Jimmy Carter Man from Plains

Soft-pedaled but still engaging documentary about the former US president's confrontation-plagued book tour in late 2006, when his latest work, Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, was vilified by conservative Jews. They claimed that Carter was being one-sided and inaccurate in his argument that the recent four-story-high walls built in Palestinian territory – ostensibly to curb suicide bombers' access to Israel –… read more!

Rachel Getting Married

Rachel Getting Married

This feel-good/feel-bad drama about a dysfunctional family – whose most troubled member, nine-months sober junkie daughter Kym (Anne Hathaway in an award-worthy performance), shows up at her sister's wedding only to open old wounds – might be confused with the vaguely similar Margot at the Wedding, Demme's picture is nowhere as chilly as Noah Baumbach's. In fact, with its handheld approach… read more!