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Posted By: WFDU - Ron Olesko
06-Dec-05 - 02:18 PM
Thread Name: Isn't This A Time - opens in NYC
Subject: Isn't This A Time - opens in NYC
I received a press release from a public relations firm that is working to publicize a new film - "Isn't This A Time! A Tribute to Harold Leventhal". The film was directed by Jim Brown, who also created the classic film "Wasn't That A Time" - about the Weavers 1981 reunion.
The film opens in NYC this coming Friday. Here is the press release:
"Isn't This A Time! A Tribute to Harold Leventhal" sold out its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in a matter of hours; and brought the house down with a ten minute standing ovation. Directed by Jim Brown, the documentary is a heartening, intoxicating brew of music history, political activism and powerful songs. It captures the Thanksgiving 2003 concert at Carnegie Hall that brought Pete Seeger and The Weavers back together with such folk legends as Arlo Guthrie, Peter, Paul & Mary and Theodore Bikel, to honor their mutual, inspirational mentor the recently departed, Harold Leventhal – the music impresario and social activist who, among other feats, kept The Weavers together even when they were Blacklisted and banned from performing.
We are looking for the best way to promote this film which will be opening in New York on December 9 at the Quad Cinema, 34 West 13th street. If the film has success in New York it will propel a nationwide release."
Jim Brown is scheduled to be a guest with my co-host Bill Hahn this Sunday on Traditions between 3 and 6pm - www.wfdu.fm
I urge everyone in the NYC area to check this film out. If it does well in NYC it will probably pick up a national distributor, and one day find it's way to PBS or some other broadcast outlet.