University of Connecticut

Events Calendar

Film Screening and Q & A featuring Dwayne Booth

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
6:30pm – 8:30pm

Storrs Campus
Benton Museum

Mr. Fish: Cartooning from the Deep End (2017) Running time: 70 min. Followed by a Q&A with Dwayne Booth (aka Mr. Fish) and 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.

Dwayne Booth (aka Mr. Fish) is the curator of What's the Alternative? The Art and Outrage of the 1960s Underground Press, on view at The Benton from Aug 30 to Oct 14, 2018

This is an Honors event. Categories: Academic & Interdisciplinary Engagement or Multiculturalism & Global Citizenship #UHLevent207

Contact:

amanda.douberly@uconn.edu

Honors Program (primary)

Control Panel