Far Out Isn't Far Enough:
The Tomi Ungerer Story
Far Out Isn’t Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story is a feature length documentary film from the Cave that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2012. The film has won an array of pretty awesome awards domestically and internationally, the most precious of them a 2014 Producers Guild Nomination for Best Documentary Motion Picture.
Distributed by First Run Features, Le Pacte and PBS International, Far Out 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.