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Radical Wolfe (2023)

Opens on October 6

Director: Richard Dewey Run Time: 76 min. Release Year: 2023

Starring: Gay Talese, Jann Wenner, Lynn Nesbit, Michael Lewis, Tom Wolfe

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film:

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 Stuff, The Bonfire of the Vanities, and A Man in Full.

Radical Wolfe (2023) 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 Lewis, Gay Talese, Lynn Nesbit, Terry McDonell, Tom Junod, Christopher Buckley, Niall Ferguson, and Alexandra Wolfe.

About the filmmaker:

Richard Dewey is a New York based writer and filmmaker. His first film, Burden (2016), a feature documentary about the art world provocateur Chris Burden, premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival and was the special selection at Art Basel. His student film, The Leisure Class (2012), was adapted into a feature film produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck as part of Project Greenlight. He also directed the short film Larry Bell: Artist (2019), narrated by John McEnroe. Outside of filmmaking, Dewey’s writing has appeared in The Economist, Bloomberg, Business Week, Rolling Stone, Ralph Lauren Magazine, Whitewall and Modern Painters.

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