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Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story (2013)

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Average Rating: 7.5/10
Critic Reviews: 10
Fresh: 9 | Rotten: 1

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In Far Out, we meet an artist who creates boundary-exploring erotica and provocative political art, while penning best-selling children's literature with mischievous wit and childlike innocence. He arrives on American shores eager for economic opportunities and new creative freedom, and he leaves having offended even the tolerant and open-minded as he pushes past the limits of propriety. He becomes a broadly appealing artist and Madison Avenue success story, a singular artist steeped in piquant

Unrated,

Documentary, Special Interest

Brad Bernstein

Oct 21, 2013

$33.4k

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"Far Out Isn't Far Enough" [has] a raconteur's charm rare among film studies of artists' lives.

September 5, 2013 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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Ungerer is a lively, articulate interview subject, acerbically funny about his run-ins with censors and anyone else who would hope to quash his colorful contradictions.

July 18, 2013 Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune
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For the most part, Bernstein lets Ungerer, still impish in his 80s, do the talking.

July 11, 2013 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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In 1958, Ungerer's picture book "Crictor" featured an unlikely hero, a boa constrictor, and the usual anodyne pabulum served up to bored kids would no longer do.

July 11, 2013 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
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As provocative as the art is - whether G-rated or R - the artist is even more interesting. Still sketching, still engaged, and, as the film closes, still searching for the outer reaches of enough.

June 20, 2013 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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Ungerer's ice-blue eyes, sharp tongue and palpable enjoyment in shocking the bourgeoisie make him an engaging narrator.

June 20, 2013 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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Ungerer has a light touch with weighty absurdity.

February 4, 2014 Full Review Source: SF Weekly
SF Weekly

A welcome introduction to a remarkable man.

September 26, 2013 Full Review Source: East Bay Express
East Bay Express

A deft, intelligent, tense and exciting melodrama from Denmark about a Danish ship taken by Somali pirates.

September 16, 2013 Full Review Source: Arts Fuse
Arts Fuse

Does every semi-famous person deserve a full-length documentary about them?

September 16, 2013 Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix
Boston Phoenix

The art floats and comes to life, animated and illustrating the flights of fantasy that continue unabated at [Ungerer] studio.

August 30, 2013 Full Review Source: National Post
National Post

Ungerer's art is interesting, and so is he.

July 19, 2013 Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press
St. Paul Pioneer Press

The film brilliantly incorporates Ungerer's art into its visuals in ways that are as instructive as they are delightful

July 12, 2013 Full Review Source: Boston Herald
Boston Herald

"Far Out Isn't Far Enough" is everything a good documentary should be.

June 16, 2013 Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com
ColeSmithey.com

A formidable creative force fueled by massive contradictions, Ungerer is a kind of self-analytical shrink here. Conflicted yet inspired by identity issues, political injustice art, and a weirdly beloved treasure trove of headless sex slave barbie dolls.

June 16, 2013 Full Review Source: NewsBlaze
NewsBlaze

Children's book author, antiwar agitator and pornographer for the carriage trade, Tomi Ungerer is one of the more interesting artists of the past half-century. Be thankful that this documentary captures his essence.

June 15, 2013 Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews
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Brad Bernstein's documentary proves that Ungerer's legacy is as historically significant as it is artistically.

June 12, 2013 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
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Audience Reviews for Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story

I can remember seeing Tomi Ungerer's childrens' tales even though I wasn't aware of Ungerer himself. His animation and slight subversiveness remain in one's mind into adulthood. The real Ungerer is a wonderful introvert who has such an interesting and compelling life history.
May 22, 2013
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