Recommended Film: RADICAL WOLFE (directed by Richard Dewey)

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by Connor McCormick on August 3, 2023

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Kino Lorber is releasing Richard Dewey‘s Radical Wolfe, the first documentary about iconic American author and New Journalism pioneer Tom Wolfe. Radical Wolfe is an official adaptation of the 2015 Vanity Fair article “How Tom Wolfe Became … Tom Wolfe” by Michael Lewis, best-selling author of Moneyball and The Big Short and a long time personal friend of Wolfe. The film is directed by Dewey (Burden) and executive produced by David Light, Nathan Epstein, and Brian Kaufman and co-produced by Andy Fortenbacher.

Radical Wolfe opens at the IFC Center in New York on September 15 and the Laemmle Royal in Los Angeles on September 22, followed by nationwide expansion.

From a beat reporter at the Washington Post to an overnight sensation as the leader of the New Journalism movement, Tom Wolfe was at the forefront of reshaping how American stories are told. Recognizing the importance of overlooked subcultures and communities, Wolfe documented everything from rural stock car drivers to hippies in Haight Ashbury to the Apollo Astronauts, and his ability to bridge cultural and class divides while tackling stories central to American life was unique in fiction and non-fiction. With a distinctive and oft-imitated style all his own, Wolfe’s body of work includes some of the most memorable and culturally impactful stories of the 20th century like The Right StuffThe Bonfire of the Vanities, and The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test.

Radical Wolfe is a deeply personal and illuminating look at the man inside the famous white suit, featuring conversations and interviews with those who knew him best, including Michael LewisGay TaleseLynn NesbitTerry McDonellTom JunodChristopher BuckleyNiall Ferguson, and Alexandra Wolfe.

USA | 2023 | 76 min | Color | English

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