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Radio Unnameable

Bob Fass And The Rise of Free Expression on the Airwaves

Overview

Genre
Arts, Cultural History, Biography, Music, and Social Issues
Synopsis

Documentary film about legendary radio personality Bob Fass who revolutionized the FM dial on listener supported New York station WBAI by serving as a cultural hub for music, politics and audience participation for nearly 50 years. Long before today’s innovations in social media, Fass utilized the airwaves for mobilization encouraging luminaries and ordinary listeners to talk openly, taking the program in surprising directions. RADIO UNNAMEABLE is a visual and aural collage that pulls from Bob Fass’s immense archive of audio, film, photographs, and video that has been sitting dormant until now.

Stage
finished
Running time
87 minutes

Credits

  • Jessica Wolfson ... Director / Producer
  • Paul Lovelace ... Director, Producer
  • John Pirozzi ... Cinematographer
  • Gregory Wright ... Editor
  • Jeffrey Lewis ... Composer

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Lost Footage Films
Country
United States
Years of Production
2012
Locations
New York

Distribution Details

Release year
2012
Festivals
Full Frame Documentary Festival, Sarasota Film Festival, SilverDocs, BAMCinemaFest
Awards
Special Jury Prize at Sarasota Film Festival
Distribution
Kino Lorber (US / Canada), Coccinelle Films (Foreign Sales)
Broadcast (Prod.)
PBS American ReFramed
Language
English
Subtitles
Spanish

Photos

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