|When:||Back to Calendar October 9, 2012 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm||Where:||Screenland Crown Center
2450 Grand Blvd
Kansas City,MO 64108
|Cost:||$10 7:30 pm Screening; $25 6:30 Meet and Greet and Screening (includes one drink ticket)|
|Categories:||Main KKFI Events|
RADIO UNNAMEABLE Directed by Paul Lovelace and Jessica Wolfson
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’ immense archive of audio, film, photographs, and video that has been sitting dormant until now.
Join KKFI for a Meet and Greet with film producer Paul Lovelace followed by a screening of his highly acclaimed documentary, Radio Unnameable.
Tickets: $10 Screening Only (7:30 pm) Tickets ;
$25 Meet and Greet Paul Lovelace: Includes one drink ticket & 7:30 screening
Meet and Greet tickets: Call Bill (816) 994-7869
Praise for Radio Unnameable:
New York Daily News Review
RADIO UNNAMEABLE — 5 stars
Rarely has any film, fictional or documentary, captured the hypnotic effect of voices on the airwaves like this chronicle of Bob Fass.
On his “Radio Unnameable” show on WBAI, Fass played host to — or was a crucial part of — some 40 years of liberal causes, as well as musical and political legends. Through his eyes (and his loyal listeners’ ears), directors Jessica Wolfson and Paul Lovelace traverse the evolution of a community, the unifying world of New York at night and the crucial vibrancy of what some may dismiss as “old media.”
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.
More Praise for Radio Unnameable
“Bob Fass, one of the more famous/notorious personalities in New York media and an icon of free-speech radio… his legacy, and his archives, are as epic as the medium gets. Lovelace and Wolfson provide rare footage… extraordinary archival material and some sparkling footage of New York by d.p. John Pirozzi.”
– John Anderson, Variety
“RADIO UNNAMEABLE superbly recreates a time when the radio mattered.”
- Robert Silva, INDIEWIRE
“Top notch. Drawing from Fass’s extensive personal archive of audio recordings, RADIO UNNAMEABLE celebrates one of radio’s unsung heroes and his remarkable life in and out of the spotlight.”
– Alexis Hauk, Radio World
“Fass has come to define an era of radio that had a profound influence on our culture. Paul Lovelace and Jessica Wolfson tell Fass’s story by utilizing a treasure trove of archival material, interviews and audio.”
– Tom Hall, Filmmaker Magazine
“Examines the legacy of a New York counter-cultural legend. A love letter to the radio show hosted by Bob Fass… the man who turned free-form radio into an art form.”
– Jon Kalish, Current Magazine