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      Isn't This a Time! A Tribute Concert for Harold Leventhal

      Released Sep 17, 2004 1h 29m Documentary List
      91% Tomatometer 11 Reviews In 1982, documentarian Jim Brown filmed the swansong concert by the legendary American folk band The Weavers for a movie titled "The Weavers: Wasn't That a Time!" Two decades later, the living members come out of retirement and reunite at Carnegie Hall for another night of classic songs, heartfelt political activism and, most of all, to remember the late and former manager Harold Leventhal, who courageously fought against the blacklisting of the band back in the 1950s. Read More Read Less

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      Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times If feelings stir within you when you hear 'Goodnight, Irene' and 'Wimoweh' and 'This Land Is Your Land' and 'If I Had a Hammer' and 'Midnight Special' and 'Rock Island Line,' then the Weavers are a part of you. Rated: 3.5/4 Feb 2, 2006 Full Review Laura Kern New York Times Jim Brown's touching documentary is about folk musicians who organized and performed a Thanksgiving 2003 tribute concert to the distinguished manager and promoter who launched their careers. Rated: 3.5/5 Dec 9, 2005 Full Review V.A. Musetto New York Post Leventhal, who died two months ago, couldn't have asked for a better memorial than Isn't This a Time! Rated: 3/4 Dec 9, 2005 Full Review Jason Gorber Film Scouts A real-life Mighty Wind, but with worse production values. Rated: C+ Jun 21, 2007 Full Review Kam Williams Upstage Magazine An alternately invigorating, intoxicating, nostalgic and uplifting testament to the intrepid activists of a bygone era when Americans felt much more comfortable challenging authority. Rated: 4/4 May 7, 2007 Full Review Eric Monder Film Journal International Both heartwarming and historically vital. Mar 1, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member We were at this concert - it was fabulous. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Wonderful, wonderful. Music and joy. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member Really disapointing. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis In 1982, documentarian Jim Brown filmed the swansong concert by the legendary American folk band The Weavers for a movie titled "The Weavers: Wasn't That a Time!" Two decades later, the living members come out of retirement and reunite at Carnegie Hall for another night of classic songs, heartfelt political activism and, most of all, to remember the late and former manager Harold Leventhal, who courageously fought against the blacklisting of the band back in the 1950s.
      Director
      Jim Brown
      Producer
      Jim Brown, Michael Cohl, William Eigen
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 17, 2004, Original
      Rerelease Date (Theaters)
      Dec 9, 2005
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $2.4K
      Runtime
      1h 29m