FAR OUT ISN'T FAR ENOUGH : THE TOMI UNGERER STORY

By Brad BERNSTEIN

LE PACTE - as SALES / DISTR

Documentary - Completed 2012

This 90-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.

Festivals
& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2012
TIFF Docs
Sao Paulo IFF 2012
New Directors Competition
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Brad BERNSTEIN
    • Writer(s)
    • Brad BERNSTEIN
    • Producer(s)
    • Brad BERNSTEIN (Far out films), Rick CIKOWSKI (Far out films)
    • Synopsis
    • 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 90-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, it offers a retrospective of Ungerer’s life and art. But it goes farther, 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 America!
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