Tomi Ungerer rose to prominence in the late 1950s as the creator of acclaimed children’s books—”I dare say, no one was as original,” Maurice Sendak once ventured.
Ungerer’s creativity also encompassed iconic 60s protest posters and lavish books of erotica; but when his work was banned, he risked fading into obscurity. This film performs a laudable act of rediscovery by capturing his incredible personality on camera and bringing his artwork to life through enchanting animated sequences.
Check out his site
for the trailer.
Tickets become available on Friday, October 12, 2012:
1:45 PM, Saturday November 10, 2012 - SVA Theatre
11:30 AM, Tuesday November 13, 2012 - IFC Center
Part of the New York Documentary Film Festival - DOC NYC