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The Weavers: Wasn't That a Time (1981)

Documentary about the blacklisted folk group, "The Weavers," and the events leading up to their triumphant return to Carnegie Hall.

Director:

Jim Brown

Writer:

Lee Hays
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3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Ronnie Gilbert Ronnie Gilbert ... Herself
Arlo Guthrie ... Himself
Lee Hays Lee Hays ... Himself - Narrator
Fred Hellerman Fred Hellerman ... Himself
Harold Leventhal Harold Leventhal ... Himself (Weavers manager)
Don McLean ... Himself
Holly Near ... Herself
Harry Reasoner ... Himself
Pete Seeger ... Himself
Studs Terkel ... Himself
Mary Allin Travers Mary Allin Travers ... Herself (as Mary Travers)
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Documentary about the blacklisted folk group, "The Weavers," and the events leading up to their triumphant return to Carnegie Hall.

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We felt that if we sang loud enough and strong enough and hopefully enough, somehow it would make a difference.

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Documentary | Music

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PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 1982 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Mono

Color:

Color
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Connections

Referenced in A Mighty Wind (2003) See more »

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Brilliant film finally available on DVD from PBS
1 May 2011 | by joblaSee all my reviews

Others here have sung the praises of this great, spiritually uplifting film, so I can't add too much. I'm moved to write because the film has finally been released on DVD, via PBS. Right now, it's only available as a pledge "gift" (meaning one needs to make a substantial donation to PBS). Hopefully in the future, the disc will be available as a mail-order item from PBS and will appear in their retail store locations.

The film is a great documentary about the Weavers staging one last concert at Carnegie Hall. It's a wonderful portrait of show business and of aging with grace. Not only is it the best documentary I have ever seen, it's one of my ten favorite movies of all time, from any category.


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