Isn't This a Time! A Tribute Concert for Harold Levanthal
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Isn't This a Time! A Tribute Concert for Harold Levanthal
In the early '60s, revolutionary music producer and promoter Harold Leventhal's contributions to the American folk scene forever changed the face of modern music. In addition to being the man who gave Bob Dylan his first major concert hall performance, Leventhal also managed such folk legends as the Weavers, Peter, Paul, and Mary, and Arlo Guthrie. In this tribute film to Leventhal, named after director Jim Brown's 1982 documentary The Weavers: Wasn't That a Time!, filmmaker Brown weaves interview footage with Arlo Guthrie and other longtime folk specialists in with footage… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Any opportunity to see Pete Seeger perform, even at age 85, is worth taking -- and Seeger is front, center and full-throated in Jim Brown's concert film."
‑ Jack Mathews, New York Daily News
"A real-life Mighty Wind, but with worse production values."
‑ Jason Gorber, Film Scouts
"There's no mocking the determination of these time-tempered artists, who reminisce about the past and worry about the future: It's clear that they'll go to their graves singing out against the world's wrongs."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"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."
‑ Laura Kern, New York Times
"It's impossible not to be moved by the Weavers."
‑ Josh Goldfein, Village Voice
"An alternately invigorating, intoxicating, nostalgic and uplifting testament to the intrepid activists of a bygone era when Americans felt much more comfortable challenging authority."
‑ Kam Williams, Upstage Magazine
"A pleasant concert documentary."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
"Leventhal, who died two months ago, couldn't have asked for a better memorial than Isn't This a Time!"
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"It's a jamboree of good music and good feelings."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"Both heartwarming and historically vital."
‑ Eric Monder, Film Journal International