KBOO is a sponsor of Radio Unnameable, October 4 at 7pm in the Voices in Action: Human Rights on Film Festival at the NW Film Center.
|Thursday, October 4, 2012
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
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Director: Paul Lovelace, Jessica Wolfson
WBAI radio in New York City was one of the nation’s first freeform radio stations, with overnight DJ Bob Fass and his show “Radio Unnameable” pioneering its conversational, community-focused ethos. Since 1963, Fass has used his show as a cultural hub for music, politics, and audience engagement, giving voice to everyone from up-and-coming musicians like Bob Dylan and Arlo Guthrie to activists organizing demonstrations in the heady era of the Vietnam War. RADIO UNNAMEABLE is a fascinating, entertaining portrait of Fass and his revolutionary radio, a look at the man behind the voice that defined The City That Never Sleeps. (87 mins.)
While cinema provides entertainment and escape, for many filmmakers and viewers it is a vital portal into the lives of others, a medium of engagement, and a powerful tool for social action. Tackling wide-ranging, thought-provoking issues, activist filmmakers and individuals help deepen our awareness of injustice, the values of dignity and equality, and the price of commitment as they tell passionate stories of struggle and triumph. We hope that the informative and inspirational stories presented in this year’s series will broaden understanding and inspire involvement as they reveal the courage of individuals whose hearts and minds are focused on bettering our world.