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

Not Rated | | Documentary | 19 December 2012 (France)
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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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Brad Bernstein

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Brad Bernstein
6 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Tomi Ungerer ... Himself
Maurice Sendak ... Himself
Jules Feiffer Jules Feiffer ... Himself
Michael Patrick Hearn Michael Patrick Hearn ... Himself
Patrick Skene Catling Patrick Skene Catling ... Himself
Steven Heller Steven Heller ... Himself
Burton Pike Burton Pike ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patrick Joseph Sheehan Patrick Joseph Sheehan ... Himself
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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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Documentary

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

19 December 2012 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

La historia de Tomi Ungerer See more »

Filming Locations:

Amherst, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,700, 16 June 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$33,428, 6 September 2013
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Dolby SR

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Color
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Tomi Ungerer: My father's last words were, 'Alice, come and walk with me in this beautiful garden.'
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People have lives beyond their career
16 November 2013 | by cekadahSee all my reviews

Frankly I had never heard of Tomi Ungerer, but I have seen the children's book illustrations at some point in my life. So this documentary was a real eye opener.

The film covers his life from birth to present and the great influences he experienced living in war torn France, coming to New York City, and the sudden explosion of success and fame through his art. Then the fall due to his private art life being exposed.

It's always educational and entertaining to see behind the 'marketing image' of the publishing business and find that successful people are really no different from the ordinary people.

A delightful and insightful documentary!


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