One of our most successful events of the past year was definitely the visit by acclaimed children’s book author/illustrator… and erotic artist… Tomi Ungerer, in support of the new biopic on his work and his life. We’ve heard a pretty common refrain of regret from folks who missed theses screenings last year, and so we’re quite happy that the work is returning for an engagement at the Bloor this weekend! We’re giving away tickets to the opening night, Friday August 30th with entry info below, but even if you’re not the contesting type we hope you’ll go check out this amazing film!
About “Far Out Isn’t Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story”
FAR OUT ISN’T FAR ENOUGH is a fascinating journey into the life of an uncompromising artist. From his award-winning children’s books to his provocative and iconic anti-war illustrations from the 60s and 70s, Tomi Ungerer’s work has always had a clever, biting edge balanced with a playful fearlessness. But as much as Ungerer was heralded for his creativity, his outspokenness made him a target of controversy. This became even more evident when Ungerer began to illustrate erotic books late in his career, a move that outraged fans of his earlier work and blacklisted his publications from most major libraries, schools and bookstores. Forced to re-invent himself, Ungerer retreated to Nova Scotia and then to Ireland to refuel his creative energies, only recently finding renewed success. In English and French, with English subtitles.
Screening dates and times:
All screenings at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor Street West). Tickets $11, $8 for Bloor Hot Docs Cinema members.
Friday, August 30 – 9:00 p.m. *Skype Q&A with Director
Saturday, August 31 – 9:15 p.m. *Skype Q&A with Director
Sunday, September 1 – 6:30 p.m.
Monday, September 2 – 8:45 p.m.
Thursday, September 5 – 8:45 p.m.
*Tickets can be purchased in advance at http://bloorcinema.com or at the door on the day of the screening (subject to availability).
Enter to win one five pairs of tickets to see FAR OUT ISN’T FAR ENOUGH: THE TOMI UNGERER STORY on Friday, August 30th!
So OF COURSE you want to see this amazing film! All you have to do is make sure you’re subscribed to The Beguiling mailing list (sign-up is in the upper-right corner of this page!), and send an email with your name, phone number, and “THE THREE ROBBERS” to firstname.lastname@example.org before Thursday, August 29th, at 11am. We will draw the winners at that time, and e-mail the winners. Tickets can be picked up at the box-office on the 30th.
RULES & REGULATIONS:
- Subject line MUST contain entrant’s name, phone number, and “THE THREE ROBBERS”, and must be sent to email@example.com.
- Entries must be made from an e-mail address subscribed to The Beguiling’s mailing list. Signup on the front page of beguiling dot com. (Seriously, we check and we disqualify people not subscribed to the mailing list.)
- Entries must be received before Thursday August 29th, at 11am.
- Employees and family members of The Beguiling are not eligible to win.
- One entry per household/phone number.
- No purchase necessary, void where prohibited, no cash value, odds of winning depend on total number of entries received, etc.
Alright! Hope you win and even if you don’t, we hope you get a chance to take in this excellent show!
– Chris @ The Beguiling