Radio UnnameableClosed Captioning
Paul Lovelace & Jessica Wolfson
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Legendary radio personality Bob Fass revolutionized late night FM radio 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 and take the program in surprising directions. Radio Unnameable is a visual and aural collage that pulls from Bob Fass's immense archive of audio from his program, film, photographs, and video that has been sitting dormant until now.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 12
- Fresh: 12
- Rotten: 0
- Average Rating: 7.1/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: It can make you wish - or, if you're lucky, remember - that you were a sleepless New Yorker in 1967, kept from loneliness by a gentle, soulful voice on the radio.
Fresh: A sporadically hard-selling homage to a cult hero from an overchronicled era ...
Fresh: A treasure trove of both visual and aural footage makes this terrific doc a keeper. Its affectionate appreciation of one man's long, strange trip through history make it a helluva lot of fun.
Fresh: Directors Paul Lovelace and Jessica Wolfson weave together archival visual and aural materials along with new interviews with Fass, his wife, Lynnie, and other WBAI alumni.
I was there. I'd get home from working at 11:30 and I'd tune into the show. It really made me feel like a part of something. What a pleasure to revisit that something again. I hope my son and my grandchildren get to enjoy this. I contributed to the fund raising for this movie. So I can say it's my movie.
Even though I wasn't on the east coast during this time period, I did grow up around the events that Mr. Fass covered in his iconic show. I highly recommend this film to anyone who wants to have their eyes opened to a true cultural icon!