After the resounding success of Woodstock (1970), filmmaker and political activist Michael Wadleigh came to Hollywood to send messages. Wolfen, loosely based on Whitley Strieber's bestseller began production in New York, Oct 1979. It took almost two years to finish. Wadleigh would never complete a major motion picture. This is the story of Wolfen, but it is also a very real story on the world we live in today. Thoughtful, tragic, lyrical and eerily prophetic, Wolfen is a film awaiting rediscovery.
Stewart Buck, Bucks Green Films
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Wolfen started principal photography in October 1979 and wasn't finished until shortly before its July 1981 premiere in the U.S. Due to the legal case of director rights (the longest directors guild case up to that point), the film suffered massive delays after Wadleigh left the film in December of 1980 and was completed by the producers and director John D. Hancock filming inserts. See more