Kino Lorber Press Release: Radio Unnameable

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    [​IMG] Kino Lorber Releases Radio Unnameable,
    a documentary by Paul Lovelace and Jessica Wolfson, on DVD

    Documentary about the influence and career of pioneering radio host Bob Fass will become available on DVD on September 10th

    Please contact Matt Barry at to request a press screener for review


    NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 29, 2013 - Kino Lorber is proud to announce the DVD release of Radio Unnameable, a documentary by Paul Lovelace and Jessica Wolfson about the pioneering free-form radio host Bob Fass and his profound influence on the medium of radio. On his program, Fass spoke with many important figures about pivotal events of the time, and provided a showcase for emerging talents who appeared on his show, such as Bob Dylan.

    Radio Unnameable comes to DVD on September 10th with a SRP of $29.95. Bonus features include archival film and video clips; deleted scenes; Night People: A Short Film; Animated Short by Jeffrey Lewis; rare audio recordings from Radio Unnameable; and the theatrical trailer.

    "Radio Unnameable", which first aired in 1963 on WBAI (a New York radio station) and still gets broadcast every Thursday night from 12 to 3am, became a cultural hub for music, politics and audience participation. His guests included the likes of Arlo Guthrie, Allen Ginsberg, Kinky Friedman, Abbie Hoffman, Bob Dylan and Carly Simon - many of whom are seen in this documentary.

    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.

    Directed by Paul Lovelace (The Holy Modal Rounders... Bound to Lose) and Jessica Wolfson, Radio Unnameable is a visual and aural collage that draws extensively from Bob Fass's immense archive of audio, film, photographs, and video that has been sitting dormant until now.

    The film traces Fass' participation in many pivotal moments in the history of New York City and the country, including the anti-war protests of the 1960s and 70s, showcasing how his work ethic, passion for the medium, and creativity helped create the very notion of citizen journalism. Radio Unnameable celebrates the career and profound influence of one of the unsung heroes of radio.

    For more information on Radio Unnameable or to request a press screener for review, please contact Matt Barry at (212) 629-6880 or

    Radio Unnameable
    Directors: Paul Lovelace and Jessica Wolfson
    Genre: Documentary
    DVD street date: September 10, 2013
    DVD SRP: $29.95

    Bonus Features:
    Archival Film and Video Clips
    Deleted Scenes
    Night People: A Short Film
    Animated Short by Jeffrey Lewis
    Rare Audio Recordings from Radio Unnameable
    Theatrical Trailer

    Technical Specs:
    2012 / 87 minutes / English / Not Rated / Stereo / Color / 1.78:1 (16x9)

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