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The Fog of Truth: Close-Up on Documentaries

Oct 24, 2018

This week we discuss our own personal work and creative ventures and look at two doc portraits of activists doing what they love for careers in the arts: MR. FISH: CARTOONING FROM THE DEEP END and MR. SOUL!


Group Review Documentary:

MR. FISH: CARTOONING FROM THE DEEP END (2018) / USA (Director: Pablo Bryant,  Producer: Ted Collins)

Available on iTunes Winter 2018


Film Featured in Interview Portion:

MR. SOUL(2018) / USA (Directors: Melissa Haizlip & Samuel D. Pollard,  Producer: Melissa Haizlip)

Now Playing at Select Festivals


Other Documentaries & Books Mentioned:

Acorn and the Firestorm / 2017 (Directors: Samuel D. Pollard & Reuben Atlas)

Alpha Girl: Taryn Murphy Revisited / 2018 (Director: Christopher Llewellyn Reed)

Color Adjustment / 1992 (Director: Marlon Riggs)

Ethnic Notions / 1986 (Director: Marlon Riggs)

Frame of Mind (TV) / 1992 - Present (Producer: Bart Weiss)

Growing up Coy / 2016 (Director: Eric Juhola)

Sleep with Me / 2017 (Director: Summre Garber)

Taryn Murphy (on YouTube and Vimeo) / 2006 (Director: Christopher Llewellyn Reed)

WARNING! Graphic Content: Political Cartoons, Comix and the Uncensored Artistic Mind (Book) / 2014 by Mr. Fish



00:45 - Intro discussion about Creative Work/Life Balance

15:11 - Group review of MR. FISH: CARTOONING FROM THE DEEP END

27:35 - Bart Interviews Melissa Haizlip of MR. SOUL!

41:34 - Doc Talk


Hammer to Nail Links by Christopher Llewellyn Reed:





Artwork by Hilary Campbell

Intro music by Jeremiah Moore

Transitional music by BELLS (thanks to Christopher Ernst)