Austin Film Festival presents Audience Award Series: Mr. Fish
The Austin Film Festival will present a screening of Mr. Fish, winner of the 2017 Documentary Feature Audience Award. Subjects Mr. Fish and Diana Day and director Pablo Bryant will be in attendance.
Having found success creating compelling, and often, adult-themed editorial cartoons, Mr. Fish may be the last great American outlaw artist. However, his profession is on the way out. Editors previously willing to back controversial work are disappearing as fast as the newspapers which once employed him. Undeterred, Mr. Fish meets his plight head-on and with an abundance of creative energy, but the demands of raising a family overtake his freelance opportunities, and Mr. Fish is forced to make devastating choices.
This 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.