Mr. Fish: Cartooning From the Deep End
Director(s): Pablo Bryant
Oregon Premiere – AIFF2018
Mr. Fish and his cartoons and animations are brilliant, timely, and important. Once upon a time, such compelling work was a vital part of American journalism. But what’s happened to editorial cartoons and cartoonists over the last few years is chilling, as the daily newspapers that used to publish them are rapidly disappearing. This incisive documentary introduces us to an artist who should be far better known than he is. He opens our eyes to the hypocrisy of all political sides with his outrageous, taboo-breaking art. Mr. Fish struggles to stay true to his creativity in a world where biting satiric humor has an ever-diminishing commercial value. Ultimately, he must come to terms with the kinds of compromises a radical artist makes (or refuses to make) while also trying to raise children and pay the mortgage.
Stay in your seats!
This screening will be followed by a Skype Q&A with the film’s subject Mr. Fish.
Saturday, September 22
Collaborative Theatre Project
555 Medford Center | Medford, OR
(Across from Cold Stone Creamery)
$9 AIFF Members
Tickets will be available at the door or online at ctporegon.org.
This event is proudly sponsored by The Earth and Humanity Foundation, Ashland Home Net, and Project A.