Praise

Top 10 Film of 2012
- New York Daily News

“Mr. Fass narrates old war (and antiwar) stories with vivid clarity and impeccable timing… 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.”
– A.O. Scott, The New York Times

“Rarely has any film, fictional or documentary captured the hypnotic effect of voices on the airwaves like this chronicle of Bob Fass… a treasure trove of both visual and aural footage makes this terrific doc a keeper. It’s affectionate appreciation of one man’s long strange trip through history make it a helluva lot of fun – 5/5 Stars”
– Joe Neumaier, The New York Daily News

“A flavorsome local history, a celebration of the broadcast medium, and a movie that approaches the…’60s counterculture from a fresh angle. Fass was at his height both baby-sitter and rabble-rouser. He used the airwaves to construct a community… a clubhouse for the New Left’s greatest showboats: Paul Krassner and Abbie Hoffman… an evocative collage…a time capsule..’”
– J. Hoberman, Art Info

“As haunting and heroic as anything you’ll see on the big screen this year.”
- Matt Singer, Time Out New York

“…an invaluable living history of the cultural upheaval of the 1960’s and 70’s…a nocturnal fact of life for New Yorkers who built a progressive community around the sound of a voice.”
– Steve Dollar, The Wall Street Journal

“Long before Occupy Wall Street, there was Bob Fass, the legendary overnight host on WBAI whose 50-year career is lovingly saluted in the documentary “Radio Unnameable.’’
– V.A. Musetto, The New York Post

“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

“Radio Unnameable is at its best when it tries to find some visual analog to Fass’ vibe, courtesy of cinematographer John Pirozzi, who takes beautiful snapshots of a sleepless city.”
- Scott Tobias, AV Club

“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

“Undoubtedly, somebody had to invent free-form radio—turns out it was Bob Fass.”
- Jesse Jarnow, Village Voice

“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

Interview with Bob Fass and filmmaker Jessica Wolfson
– Joe Hendricks and J.P. Fazio, LOCAL MATTERS WSLR 96.5FM, Sarasota FL

On NYCTaper and the Proud, Obsessive Lineage of Local Audio Hoarders discusses our “Tape-In” to save Bob Fass’s archive
– Jesse Jarnow, Village Voice 1/25/10

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