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Folk Off


It's tempting to think of Isn't This a Time! as a real-life A Mighty Wind. Both movies are about aging folkies reuniting for a tribute concert. Both feature music that would sound comfy around a bonfire. And both contain a mix of pathos and humor. But unlike Christopher Guest's mockumentary, Time! gets downright feisty. Despite the sugary harmonies of the singers — who include Peter, Paul, and Mary, Pete Seeger, and Arlo Guthrie, who organized the 2003 concert for promoter Harold Leventhal — the songs are mostly about sticking it to the Man. Best is the Weavers, performing for the first time in almost 25 years. The quartet was blacklisted in the '50s during the McCarthy era; now in their 80s, they're still pissed. You go, Grandpa!
Fri., April 14, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., April 15, 5:30 p.m.

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