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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.

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Jim Brown

Writer:

Lee Hays
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Credited cast:
Ronnie Gilbert Ronnie Gilbert ... Self
Arlo Guthrie ... Self
Lee Hays Lee Hays ... Self - Narrator
Fred Hellerman Fred Hellerman ... Self
Harold Leventhal Harold Leventhal ... Self (Weavers manager)
Don McLean ... Self
Holly Near ... Self
Harry Reasoner ... Self
Pete Seeger ... Self
Studs Terkel ... Self
Mary Allin Travers Mary Allin Travers ... Self (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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Think You've Lost Your Idealism?
13 July 2000 | by bill-461See all my reviews

If you ever stood up and tried to make your voice stand for something, this movie will bring you back to a time when you cared. It's anything but preachy. It's funny and sad and a true celebration of the power American artists once wielded. When the group bursts into Wimoweh your heart will go up into your larynx. This is truly a movie that can change peoples lives.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wasn't That a Time See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Gross USA:

$524,203

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$524,203
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Mono

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Color
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