The Tucson J and Arizona Public Media are proud to present Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George's Creators as part of the 2018 Tucson International Jewish Film Festival (TIJFF) on January 14 at 1:00 p.m.
Hans and Margret Rey, a German-Jewish couple who narrowly escape Nazi-occupied France on makeshift bicycles, secretly carry the unpublished Curious George manuscript with them. Forced to live in Brazil while they await visas to the United States, the couple eventually sail into New York harbor to start life anew and create a children’s book classic.
USA, 2017, 81 min., English
Screening will include a message from Cartoonist and Rey Foundation Executive Director Nat Scrimshaw. Presented by Sarah Iden & Marc Herman in memory of Lola & Marvin Herman. Media sponsor, PBS Kids - Arizona Public Media. Tickets to the screening can be purchased online.
From 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. the public is invited to meet Curious George at the Jewish Hetitage Center at the Tucson J. The event will include children's activities and storytime featuring Curious George books in Hebrew and English. The Curious George Meet and Greet is free, open to the public and includes childcare. If parents want to see the film, tickets must be purchased in advance. This program is sponsored by Arizona Public Media and PBS Kids.
The Tucson International Jewish Film Festival (TIJFF) promotes independent, international film and its capacity to promote Jewish culture and celebrate cultural diversity.
The 27th annual festival will bring 21 outstanding Jewish films from around the globe to local screens. More than 3,000 festival attendees support and inspire this robust arts community. The TIJFF is proud to be one of the longest-running Jewish film festivals in the country and one of the longest-running film festivals in Arizona.