Film Festivals & Screenings
Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators
(USA, 2017, documentary, 80 minutes)
English • Written and directed by Ema Ryan Yamazaki
This charming documentary explores the extraordinary lives of Hans and Margret Rey, the authors of the beloved Curious George children’s books. A wonderful mix of home footage, interviews, and original animation tells the story of the Reys’ early adventures in Germany, Brazil, and France, and their remarkable escape just days before the Nazi invasion: the couple fled Paris on bicycles with the original manuscript about Fifi the monkey—later renamed Curious George. The film is narrated by Sam Waterston.
Sunday, November 12, 4:00 p.m., at AMC
Speaker: Jacob Kafka, film animator