Kino Lorber will distribute “Radio Unnameable,” a documentary about on-air personality Bob Fass who revolutionized late night, free-form radio programming. It will premiere September 19 at the Film Forum in New York before expanding.
“Radio Unnameable” first aired in 1963 on New York’s WBAI and still broadcasts Thursday nights, midnight to 3am. The show became a cultural hub with guests who included Arlo Guthrie, Allen Ginsberg, Kinky Friedman, Abbie Hoffman, Bob Dylan and Carly Simon.
Directed by Paul Lovelace and Jessica Wolfson, “Radio Unnameable” draws from Fass’ immense archive of audio, film, photographs, and video.
Said Kino Lorber CEO Richard Lorber: “New York-based Bob Fass has been a defining figure and inspiring visionary on the national media scene for half a century. We are thrilled to introduce Pauland Jessica’s “Radio Unnameable” to a new media generation - they’ll get the potent changes he wrought. His prophetic radio savvy and passionate political conscience transformed our culture. The almighty Internet today seems just an echo of what he was able to do alone, every night, live on air.”