03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

"Silence Of The Lambs" Director Premieres Jimmy Carter Film

Former US president Jimmy Carter joined the ranks of movie stars like Brad Pitt and George Clooney at the world premiere of "Man from Plains," the biopic about his life, which premiered Monday at the Toronto film festival.

The documentary by Academy Award-winning director Jonathan Demme ("The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia") follows Carter on a promotional tour eight months ago for his controversial book "Palestine Peace, not Apartheid."

It also touches on his life since his one-term presidency (1977-1981).

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