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Was Curious George almost a  Holocaust victim? The surprising answer is yes. It has been 75 years since Curious George first touched the hearts and minds of children around the world. Still, little is known about his creators, Hans and Margret Rey – until now.  German Jews living in Paris during the rise of Nazism, the couple narrowly escaped Hitler’s troops by fleeing on makeshift bicycles – carrying the yet-to-be-published Curious George manuscript with them. Lovers of this classic will revel in the beautiful animation and archival materials from the Rey estate, including wartime journals, photographs, letters, and unpublished Curious George sketches and notes. 

“The genius of integrating Jacob Kafka’s charming animation makes (the film) extra special” Common Sense Media

All tickets to MJFF screenings in Bangor are $5, thanks to a generous donation by Bangor Mall Cinemas, and every guest receives a complimentary popcorn with the purchase of a ticket. Tickets will be on sale closer to the event.
This program made possible by the Lunder, Sam L. Cohen, and Bernard Osher Foundations.

 

Film Details

Documentary / Dir:Ema Ryan Yamazaki / Narrator Sam Waterston / USA / 2017 / 81 min

Festivals

Best Documentary Audience Award Nantucket Film Festival; Atlanta Jewish Film Festival; Milwaukee Jewish Film Festival; Tahoe Film Festival;

 

FESTIVAL CALENDAR

 

Location

Bangor Mall Cinemas

557 Stillwater Avenue, Bangor

Showtime

Sunday, March 18, 1:45pm

Genre

Documentary

Running Time

81 minutes