Tickets are on sale now for another AJFF Selects. In August, we’ll be presenting Monkey Business: The Adventures Of Curious George’s Creators, a documentary about the couple behind one of literature’s most beloved characters.
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Monday, August 14 at 7:00 PM
173 14th St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
General Admission $13
About the Film:
The extraordinary lives of the husband and wife duo who together authored the beloved Curious George books are recounted in Monkey Business: The Curious Adventures Of George's Creators.
It has been 75 years since Curious George first touched the hearts and minds of children around the world, but little is known about his creators, Hans and Margret Rey. German Jews living in Paris during the rise of Nazism, the couple narrowly escaped Hitler’s troops by fleeing on makeshift bicycles they rode across Europe, carrying the yet-to-be-published Curious George manuscript with them. Forced to live in Brazil while they awaited visas to the United States, Hans and Margret eventually sailed into New York harbor to start life anew and create a children’s book classic. The journey of Hans and Margret Rey is brought vividly to life in this mixed-media documentary, which augments interviews with original hand-drawn animations, as well as a treasure trove of archival materials from the Rey estate, including wartime journals, photographs, letters, and unpublished Curious George sketches and notes.
Monkey Business: The Curious Adventures Of George's Creators is narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Sam Waterston.
Special guests for this screening include the film’s director, Ema Ryan Yamazaki, and Nat Scrimshaw, an illustrator who knew the Reys as a child and now serves as the Executive Director of the Rey Foundation.
About AJFF Selects
The AJFF Selects series brings the same caliber of world-class films from the annual festival to audiences year-round. These special screenings feature outstanding new foreign and independent films, as well as expert speakers and guest filmmakers.