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Mr. Fish: Cartooning from the Deep End (2018)

Mr. Fish, once a successful, outrageous editorial cartoonist, finds that his profession is dying. Can he raise a family and maintain his defiant voice when dangerous humor has no market? (NR, 70 min.)


Tuesday, November 1, 2022

6:00 PM

Join us after the screening for a panel discussion with cartoonist, Mr. Fish and the director of the film,
Pablo Bryant.
This screening is Free and open to the public.
Tickets are available to reserve at concessions durning box office hours.

Synopsis: We find Mr. Fish, who once had success creating compelling, outrageous editorial cartoons, as his profession is dying out. Editors who previously backed his controversial work are disappearing as fast as the newspapers which once employed him. Can an outspoken artist raise a family and maintain his unique defiant voice? This intimate documentary follows the artist as he struggles to stay true to his creativity in a world where biting satiric humor has an ever diminishing commercial value. CARTOONING FROM THE DEEP END examines the compromises a radical artist makes (or refuses to make).

Starring: Dwayne Booth
Director: Pablo Bryant
Genre: Documentary

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"The art speaks for itself. We should listen."

— Kimberley Jones, Austin Chronicle

"The film hit my heart and my brain with such velocity that it literally made me sit on the edge of my seat."

— Ain't It Cool News

"There is no more savage yet brilliant wit than that possessed by mr. fish, who will never compromise on his deep artistic insight or the outrageous honesty of his social commentary. in a sellout culture he is that rare witness to unfettered truth."

— Robert Scheer

"Sketches a provocative portrait of the prolific, trenchantly talented artist and satirist. Booth's conflicted forays into 'straight jobs...' deftly illustrate the classic struggle between art and commerce - and one man's uncompromising campaign to tell his truth."

— Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times