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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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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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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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Sound Mix:

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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Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story is excellent...see it!
21 July 2013 | by David AllenSee 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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