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Curious George Comes to Norwalk (Public Library) FIRST FRIDAY Aug 3

Updated: Sep 25, 2018

Appearing that the Norwalk Public Library for their next FIRST FRIDAY Film Event: Curious George, Winner of Best Documentary Feature at the Fargo Film Festival. Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature at the Nantucket Film Festival.



Curious George is the most popular monkey in the world. Since his introduction in 1941, the beloved series has sold over 75 million books in more than 25 languages. MONKEY BUSINESS explores the lesser-known tale of George's creators, Hans and Margret Rey.

After their four-week honeymoon to Paris turned into a four-year residency, they accidentally became children's book authors when a publisher suggested they create a book out of a cartoon Hans had drawn.


Being German Jews, however, their life in Paris abruptly came to an end in June 1940 when the Reys were forced to escape from the Nazis by riding makeshift bicycles--a manuscript of the first Curious George book was one of the few possessions they could smuggle out with them. Arriving in New York as refugees, they started their life anew and over the next three decades they created a classic that continues to touch the hearts and minds of children around the world.


Running Time

82 mins

Year

2017

Filmmakers

Ema Ryan Yamazaki

Features

Louise BordenNat ScrimshawNick Scrimshaw

Languages

English

Subjects


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