Aug 10, 2012
"This Time" is an unflinching celebration of six diverse artists living on the flip side of the music industry. 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 and eternally-dedicated pool of new artists waiting for their chance at stardom. Accompanied by the soaring music of the undiscovered stars featured in the film, including The Sweet Inspirations and Cissy Houston, the film tracks the triumphant and heartwrenching efforts of six musicians working day and night to turn up the volume on their careers. From the streets of South Central Los Angeles to Park Avenue in New York, "This Time" is a unique musical story about utter dedication to an art form and the transformative power of music.