Radical Wolfe directed by Richard Dewey official trailer and release date
Radical Wolfe

Kino Lorber shared the official trailer for Radical Wolfe, a documentary portrait of author and journalist Tom Wolfe widely known for classic novels The Right Stuff and The Bonfire of the Vanities.

Release Date

Directed by Richard Dewey, Radical Wolfe opens in theaters in NYC on September 15 at IFC Center, in LA on September 22 at the Laemmle Royal.


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, Jann Wenner, Gay Talese, Lynn Nesbit, Terry McDonell, Tom Junod, Christopher Buckley, Niall Ferguson, and Alexandra Wolfe.

“I’m very excited to partner with Kino Lorber to share Radical Wolfe with Tom’s many fans around the world,” said director Dewey. “Tom Wolfe is undergoing a renaissance as a new generation of readers discovers not only his inimitable voice, but also his unique perspective on late 20th century American cultural and history that continues to resonate today.”

Official Trailer

Watch the official trailer for Radical Wolfe

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