The Weavers: Wasn't That a Time

    • Jim Brown
    • United States
    • 1982
    • 73 min
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    The Weavers were a popular American band in the fifties, that had a large number of top ten hit singles, including 'On Top of Old Smoky' and 'Tzena, Tzena, Tzena'. In 1980 the members of the band came together once more for a reunion, which was enthusiastically welcomed by their devoted fans. Filmmaker and cameraman Jim Brown is a fan of The Weavers and his film is a tribute to the band. The weavers: wasn't that a time! does not only contain images of the cheerful reunion but also paints a picture of the fifties. Kopple: "In a time of ideological despair, this film offers a glorious dose of uplift and hope. It's a tribute to lives well?lived, and the power of music to change the world."

    Credits

    • 73 min
    • color
    • 16mm
    Director
    Jim Brown
    Production
    David Karposs, Ginger Turek
    Cinematography
    Jim Brown
    Editing
    Paul Barnes
    Screening copy
    Ginger Group Productions

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