“Mr. Fish: Cartooning From the Deep End” featuring guest cartoonist Mr. Fish is the February Schnitzer Cinema

EUGENE, Ore. -- (January 31, 2018) – The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, located on the University of Oregon campus, continues this year’s Schnitzer Cinema film series on Wednesday, February 13 at 7 p.m., with “Mr. Fish: Cartooning From the Deep End” featuring guest cartoonist Mr. Fish via Skype.  This documentary follows the creative and financial struggles of Mr. Fish, a political cartoonist whose work may be too subversive for our times.
Schnitzer Cinema is programmed by Richard Herskowitz, JSMA curator of Media Arts Artistic Director of the Ashland Independent Film Festival (AIFF). The program is free and includes refreshments. This year’s Schnitzer Cinema programming brings highlights from the 2018 and 2019 Ashland Independent Film Festival to Eugene. “Mr. Fish: Cartooning From the Deep End” was the recipient of the Special Jury Recognition for a Documentary Feature in 2018.
“Mr. Fish is an exceptionally talented and courageous political cartoonist,” notes Herskowitz, “and audience members will roar and they will squirm when they see his work on screen. The post-film discussion with Mr. Fish should also be a treat.”
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.
On Wednesday, March 13 at 7 p.m, Schnitzer Cinema will continue its winter programming with “The Gospel of Eureka” with guest director Michael Palmieri. The final Schnitzer Cinema of the academic year will be on May 8, and feature the “Best Short Films from AIFF 2019.”
About the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
The University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is a premier Pacific Northwest museum for exhibitions and collections of historic and contemporary art. The mission of the museum is to enhance the University of Oregon’s academic mission and to further the appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts for the general public.  The JSMA features significant collections galleries devoted to art from China, Japan, Korea, Europe, and the Americas as well as changing special exhibition galleries.  The JSMA is one of seven museums—and the only academic art museum-- in Oregon accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.
The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is located on the University of Oregon campus at 1430 Johnson Lane. Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens. Free admission is given to ages 18 and under, JSMA members, college students with ID, and University of Oregon faculty, staff and students. For information, contact the JSMA, 541-346-3027.
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