Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators

Date: Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Bow Tie Squire Cinemas (115 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck)

Dir. Ema Ryan Yamazaki | 2017 | English | 81 minutes 

We all know Curious George – but what about his creators, Hans and Margaret Rey? German Jews, global refugees, immigrants, artists, Americans. On makeshift bicycles with sketches of a curious little monkey aboard, they rode across Nazi occupied Europe in search of a freedom that would nurture one of the most treasured children’s book series of all time.

Monkey Business is narrated by the talented Sam Waterston (Grace and Frankie, The Newsroom, Law And Order) and is the directorial debut of filmmaker Ema Ryan Yamazaki.
Official Selection: Los Angeles Film Festival, Nantucket Film Festival, and Rooftop Film Series.

*Special Guest Speaker: Animator, Jacob Kafka. The son of a rabbi and a seismologist, Jacob Kafka grew up in Massachusetts and has been making movies since he was five years old. He studied film and animation at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and now works as a freelance animator in New York. His animated short films BASED ON A TRUE STORY and COLD FEET have played in festivals such as TIFF Kids, Woodstock Film Festival, Animation Block Party, ASIFA-East Animation Festival, and been featured on Cartoon Brew. He developed the animation software ROUGHANIMATOR for mobile devices, which has been used by thousands of animators around the world.