Film Screening Mr. Fish: Cartooning from the Deep End (2017)

The William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut

Sep. 11, 2018, 06:30 am

245 Glenbrook Road
PHONE 860.486.4520

Free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated.
Refreshments will be provided.

Film running time: 70 minutes.
Followed by Q&A with Dwayne Booth (aka Mr. Fish) and the film director Pablo Bryant.

In this feature documentary we discover the dangerously funny cartoonist Mr. Fish, struggling to make a living in an industry that is dying out. In a world where consumerism is king, and opportunities are few, will this uncensored artist find a way to sell his art, or be forced to sell himself out? Editors previously willing to back 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.

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