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This Time (2012)

This Time




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They've sung back-up for Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, Dionne Warwick, Dusty Springfield and Jimi Hendrix, been homeless while their songs were on the charts, and struggled to fill tiny cabarets while fighting for their big break - all the while holding tight to their dignity and to their dreams. A new documentary work by filmmaker Victor Mignatti, THIS TIME explores a world far from the overnight television sensations of "American Idol," capturing the underbelly of an industry that relies on the ever-present pool of new artists waiting for their chance at stardom. Accompanied by the soaring music of the gifted artists featured in the film, including the legendary Sweet Inspirations and Cissy Houston, the film tracks the triumphant and heart-wrenching efforts of six musicians working day and night to turn up the volume on their careers. -- (C) Official Sitemore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary
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All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

This earnest, at times touching, reach-for-your-dreams doc about musical hopefuls in middle age gets sidetracked quickly.

Full Review… | August 9, 2012
New York Daily News
Top Critic

It's difficult to understand what's film-worthy about these people, or why their stories have been joined.

Full Review… | August 9, 2012
AV Club
Top Critic

Director Victor Mignatti's engaging but near fatally bifurcated dispatch from the fringes of the floundering music industry.

Full Review… | August 8, 2012
Village Voice
Top Critic

Scruffy documentary, in need of more focus, about the travails of ever-aspiring singers has rewarding moments among the randomness.

Full Review… | August 15, 2012
Film Journal International

As with many similar films, there is an excess of clips, with the music left in teasing snippets.

Full Review… | August 10, 2012
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Documentary director Victor Magnatti is more comfortable with loud and proud, and perhaps a tad suspicious of insinuation and circumspection.

Full Review… | August 6, 2012
Slant Magazine

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