Past screening

Radical Wolfe

Directed by: Richard Dewey
Runtime: 1h 15min Certificate: 12A
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Directed by: Richard Dewey
Runtime: 1h 15min Certificate: 12A
Topics: Arts & Culture
Last Screened: Mon 8th Apr 2024

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.

Recognising the importance of overlooked subcultures and communities, he documented everything from rural stock car drivers to hippies in Haight Ashbury to the Apollo Astronauts.

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 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 and Alexandra Wolfe.

The screening on the 23rd of March was followed by a Q&A with director Richard Dewey. Hosted by columnist John O’Sullivan.