|New York, NY - July 10, 2013 - Kino Lorber and FilmBuff are proud to announce the VOD release of Radio Unnameable, a documentary by Paul Lovelace and Jessica Wolfson about the influential radio host Bob Fass, the legendary radio personality who revolutionized late night, free-form radio programming and gave new meaning to the very idea of independent media. The documentary, which Kino Lorber released theatrically last year, will become available on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Xbox, Playstation, Nook and other digital platforms beginning on July 30, 2013. The VOD release will be followed by a DVD release on September 10th.
"Radio Unnameable", which first aired in 1963 on WBAI (a New York radio station) and still gets broadcast every Thursday night from 12 to 3am, became a cultural hub for music, politics and audience participation. Hosted by Bob Fass, his guests included the likes of Arlo Guthrie, Allen Ginsberg, Kinky Friedman, Abbie Hoffman, Bob Dylan and Carly Simon - many of whom are seen in this documentary.
Long before today's innovations in social media, Fass utilized the airwaves for mobilization, encouraging luminaries and ordinary listeners to talk openly and take the program in surprising directions.
Directed by Paul Lovelace (The Holy Modal Rounders... Bound to Lose) and Jessica Wolfson, Radio Unnameableis a visual and aural collage that draws extensively from Bob Fass's immense archive of audio, film, photographs, and video that has been sitting dormant until now.
The film traces Fass' participation in many pivotal moments in the history of New York City and the nation, including the anti-war protests of the 1960s and 70s, showcasing how his work ethic, passion for the medium, and creativity helped create the very notion of citizen journalism. This was Twitter before Twitter.
Radio Unnameable was produced and directed by Paul Lovelace and Jessica Wolfson, executive produced by P. Ellen Borowitz, MJ Glembotski, and Caryl Ratner, photographed by John Pirozzi, edited by Geoffrey Wright, with original music by Jeffrey Lewis. It features interviews with Bob Fass, David Amram, Judy Collins, Robert Downey Sr., Marshall Efron, Wavy Gravy, Danny Goldberg, Arlo Guthrie, and Kenny Kramer, among many others.
2012 / 87 minutes / English / Not Rated / Stereo / Color / 1.78:1 (16x9)