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Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story
A film by Brad Bernstein

98 minutes, color, English, 2012
DVD packaged in a certified Green Forestry eco pack

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One man's wild, lifelong adventure of testing society's boundaries through his subversive art, Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story combines traditional documentary storytelling with original animation culled from seven decades worth of art from the renegade children's book author and illustrator.

Using a palette of 20th century events to paint an artist's epic yet controversial life story, the film offers a retrospective of Ungerer's life and art, and ponders 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.

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"Easily the most wildly fascinating artist profiled in a documentary since CRUMB."
- Movies.com

" Excellent." - The Washington Post

"CRITIC'S PICK! Ungerer's eloquence and luminous eyes command attention. Charming animated sequences offer a tantalizing taste of this creator's singular talents. Captivating!" - The New York Times

"Thoroughly entertaining!" - The Hollywood Reporter

"The film brilliantly incorporates Ungerer's art - innocent, sexual, political and personal - into its visuals in ways that are as instructive as they are delightful." - The Boston Herald

"Excellent! As intriguing as the facts are, much of the film's charm is the way in which it embeds the work - the imagery keeps coming to life." - Los Angeles Times

Recommended Reading

The Three Robbers by Tomi Ungerer

Crictor by Tomi Ungerer

Moon Man by Tomi Ungerer

Fog Island by Tomi Ungerer

Tomi: A Childhood Under the Nazis by Tomi Ungerer


See details about this film's theatrical run.



Watch the Children, That Subversive Is Back, The New York Times, 7/27/08

INTERVIEW: From Kids' Books To Erotica, Tomi Ungerer's 'Far Out' Life, Tomi Ungerer on NPR's Fresh Air, 7/1/13

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