Radical Wolfe

NR / 76min


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Film Info
Event Type:Movie
Release Year:2023
Genre:Documentary, Biography
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Richard Dewey
Cast:Christopher Buckley, Niall Ferguson,Jon Hamm
Screenwriter:Michael Lewis
Music By:Alex Mansour, Luke Schwartz





Radical Wolfe

Radical Wolfe Richard Dewey

“...it’s a highly entertaining movie that manages to pack in more or less every important thing you’d want to know about Tom Wolfe."
- Owen Gleiberman, Variety

A wonderfully illuminating and entertaining look at the late, great iconoclast."
- Anne Brodie, What She Said


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 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.

  • Richard Dewey | Director
    Richard Dewey is a New York based writer and filmmaker. His first film, Burden, was a feature documentary about the art world provocateur Chris Burden. Burden premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival and was the special selection at Art Basel. It was purchased by Magnolia Pictures and received a global theatrical release in May 2017.
    His student film, The Leisure Class, 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, narrated by John McEnroe. Rich’s writing has appeared in The Economist, Bloomberg, BusinessWeek, Rolling Stone, Ralph Lauren Magazine, Whitewall and Modern Painters.

Jason Mann, Editor
Jason Mann is an award-winning American filmmaker known for directing and co-writing the HBO feature film The Leisure Class produced by Matt Damon & Ben Affleck, along with Peter & Bobby Farrelly, in association with Miramax. Mann was the winner and star of the new revival of HBO’s Project Greenlight, an 8-episode docu-series following the making of a feature film, which won a Primetime Emmy. His short film shot in England, Delicacy, premiered at the Telluride and Tribeca film festivals. Mann received an M.F.A. in Film Directing from Columbia University in New York, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Film Production from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. As an undergraduate, his short film On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres garnered awards for Best Film and Best Director from the university. The film played at festivals such as Palms Springs, the Boston Film Festival, Newport Beach and many others. Mann is also an accomplished cinematographer and editor. Recently, he was the cinematographer for the Slovenian political thriller feature film Vsi proti vsem. He was the editor for the National Board of Review award winning short A Mighty Nice Man, adapted from the Patricia Highsmith story.