TIFF 2012: Five Capsule Reviews, including “Picture Day”

By John C.

Far Out Isn’t Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story:  Tomi Ungerer was a bestselling children’s book artist who inspired the likes of the great Maurice Sendak, before branching out to sharing his strongly felt personal beliefs through political protest posters in the 1960s.  But his career was cut short and his books were banned for years when it came to the public’s attention that he was drawing explicit erotica to further sexual fantasies in his spare time.  Although Far Out Isn’t Far Enough will likely hold most interest for those already fascinated by Tomi Ungerer’s story, first time director Brad Bernstein keeps the film moving with nicely done interviews and animated renderings of even the most erotic illustrations being discussed.  Those already interested in the subject are guaranteed to get the most value for the price of a ticket, but the film still offers a fine insight into the mind of a controversial artist and the cultural turning points that changed him for those of us less familiar with his work.


Thursday, September 6th – 9:45 PM @ TIFF Bell Lightbox

Saturday, September 8th – 9:30 AM @ Cineplex Yonge & Dundas

Saturday, September 15th – 4:30 PM @ Cineplex Yonge & Dundas

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