Director Brad Bernstein to join Tomi Ungerer for a Special Screening of Far Out Isn’t Far Enough This Friday

Posted December 10, 2013 by Suzanne Murray in News
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Far Out Isn’t Far Enough, The Tomi Ungerer Story director Brad Bernstein will travel from the US this week to join Tomi Ungerer for a special screening of the film in the Irish Film Institute this Friday.  The screening which will mark the films release will be followed by a much anticipated Q&A with both Brad and Tomi.  Buy tickets on the IFI website

Far Out Isn’t Far Enough delves into Tomi’s youth in France and offers a feature-length retrospective of the pioneering mid-century graphic artists controversial life and art (from advertisements to children’s literature to political posters and erotic art) and his influence on such artists as the creator of Where The Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak and the Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist Jules Feiffer.

Tomi’s children’s books are now more popular than ever.  His book Moon Man has been made into a feature length animation which will be on release in Irish and UK cinemas later this month and his latest book Fog Island which is his ‘homage to Ireland’ where he now lives in West Cork, has been voted one of the 10 Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2013 by the New York Times.

To celebrate the release of both Far Out Isn’t Far Enough, The Tomi Ungerer Story and Moon Man in Irish cinemas this month, Wildcard Distribution have commissioned a mural highlighting the two releases and some of Tomi’s work on Chancery Street in Dublin.  A video of the making of the mural can be viewed on the Wildcard Distribution YouTube channel.

Far Out Isn’t Far Enough has recently been nominated for a Best Documentary Award at the Producers Guild of America Awards has been wowing audiences and critics alike.  It has screened at some of the most prestigious festivals in the world including the Toronto International Film Festival and has picked up numerous awards including the Best Documentary award at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival earlier this year.

Here are what some critics have had to say:

“Easily the most wildly fascinating artist profiled in a documentary since Crumb’ movies.com

“The colourful personality and heterogeneous body of work of French illustrator-author Tomi Ungerer is vividly brought to life” Variety

“The film brilliantly incorporates Ungerer’s art into its visuals in ways that are as instructive as they are delightful” Boston Herald

“Everything a good documentary should be” Colesmithey.com

Far Out Isn’t Far Enough, The Tomi Ungerer Story will be released in the IFI on Friday 13th December.

More About Far Out Isn’t Far Enough, The Tomi Ungerer Story

Far Out Isn’t Far Enough, The Tomi Ungerer Story delves into Tomi Ungerer’s youth and explores his meteroric rise and fall in America. It takes a candid look at his work ranging from his advertisements for the original Mad Men in 1950’s and 1960’s NYC and his immensely successful children’s books  to his controversial political posters and erotic art, some of which were so provocative and disturbing that all his children’s books were pulled from libraries and taken off the market. But times change and he is now recognised as one of the most respected and influential illustrators and graphic designers of the 20th century with the creator of Where The Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak and the Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist Jules Feiffer counting Tomi as one of their greatest influences.