Radio Unnameable

radio unnameable


Directed by: Paul Lovelace & Jessica Wolfson
Original title: Radio unnameable
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Year: 2012
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Languages: English
Subtitles: Spanish
Duration: 87min


The story of the legendary radio personality Bob Fass, who revolutionized the FM airwaves in the 1960s and ’70s with his free-form program Radio Unnameable, a cultural hub for music, politics, and audience engagement.

From the beginning, major cultural figures dropped by the studio to perform, take calls and engage in the program’s spontaneity.  The list of notables is reads like a Who’s Who of American cultural history: Bob Dylan, Abbie Hoffman, Allen Ginsberg, Joni Mitchell, Yoko Ono, Muddy Waters, Timothy Leary and many more.  The film showcases these appearances alongside current sounds that Fass champions.
An icon of free-speech radio…his legacy and his archives, are as epic as the medium gets…extraordinary archival material and some sparkling footage of New York” – John Anderson, Variety.

 

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