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Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story (2012)

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Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story depicts one man's wild, lifelong adventure of testing societal boundaries through his use of subversive art. This 98-minute film combines ... See full summary »

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Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story depicts one man's wild, lifelong adventure of testing societal boundaries through his use of subversive art. This 98-minute film combines traditional documentary storytelling with original animation from over 70 years worth of art from the renegade children's book author and illustrator. Using a historical palette of 20th century events to paint an artist's epic yet controversial life story, this HD documentary film offers a feature-length retrospective of Ungerer's life and art, pondering the complexities and contradictions of a man who, armed with an acerbic wit, an accusing finger and a razor sharp pencil, gave visual representation to the revolutionary voices during one of the most tantalizing and dramatic periods in American history. Far Out Isn't Far Enough explores the circumstances of his meteoric rise and fall on American soil, but also delves into Ungerer's formative years leading up to, and prolific years since, his time in ... Written by Producer

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$3,700 (USA) (14 June 2013)

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Tomi Ungerer: We heard about what the Germans had done in Poland. You see it was all word of mouth. We knew they were using bodies from concentration camps to make soap with. Oh yeah, the word went around... You know this is absolutely wrong if people said after the war they didn't know what was going on; because we knew about it. Not only this, we had to know about it because we were menaced by it.
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Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story is excellent...see it!
21 July 2013 | by (Columbia (Lancaster County) Pennsylvania, USA) – See all my reviews

Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story is excellent....see it!

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By David (Tex) Allen Columbia PA USA DavidRogerAllen@Hotmail.Com

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October 27, 2013

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This movie was just released on DVD, Region 1 (USA, etc.) and is very good...compare it to the excellent CRUMB 1996 and CONFESSIONS OF ROBERT CRUMB 1987 documentaries....also about a famous 1960's illustrator who left the USA...now lives in France, just like Tomi Ungerer!

Ungerer is seen at age 81 with white hair, walking with cane.

He is old and bent over, but still has a twinkle in his eye and a great sense of mischievous humor.

The "special features" section shows an interchange he had with Jules Feiffer which is wonderful.

"Special Features" on this video also show the late, great Maurice Sendak complaining about THE KING'S SPEECH "Best Picture Academy Award" movie.....also wonderful.

This documentary is a treasure because Tomi Ungerer is a treasure.

Buy a copy directly from FIRST RUN FEATURES in NYC to support them and increase their profits. They sell wonderful but lonely and not well publicized documentaries like this one, and have high costs and low income. Send money to them so they can keep up their great work!

Also, get the CRUMB 1997 and THE CONFESSIONS OF ROBERT CRUMB 1987 videos used from Amazon.Com cheap....another great American artist who moved to France....he's still there!

Thanks for reading this.

TEX (David) Allen Columbia PA USA DavidRogerAllen@Hotmail.Com


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