The new documentary film Radio Unnamable—which tells the story of Bob Fass, a late-night host on New York City’s WBAI-FM, and his role as a social and cultural hub during the tumultuous 1960s—has garnered superb reviews for its directors, Paul Lovelace and Jessica Wolfson. “What's freshest about Radio Unnameable is how it links the birth of free-form broadcasting with the zeitgeist of 1960s counterculture while remaining clear-eyed about the limitations, and mysteries, of both,” writes Bill Weber at Slant. The New York Times’s A.O. Scott admires the filmmakers’ use of archival photographs and audiotape for their tribute to the “oasis of non-conformity” Fass put on the air. “The biggest challenge at the onset was how do we make a film about radio visual,” says Lovelace in an interview with Filmmaker.
No comments yet.