“Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators”

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.
Director:  Ema Ryan Yamazak
Writer: Erin Sanger (narration)
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA
Language(s): English
Running Time: 81 minutes • 2017

SUNDAY, MARCH 25 — 4:00 PM @ CINE (120 MIN)

“Tevye’s Daughters”

At the beginning of the 20th century, in the Jewish shtetl of Anatovka, Jews and Christians are trying to live in peace and in accordance with their religious beliefs.
Tevye, the milkman, struggles to support his wife and five daughters. He knows that their only way out of poverty is to make successful marital matches.
Director: Vladimir Lert
The film by the play of Grigory Gorin, based on the works of Sholom Aleichem
Country: Ukraine
Language(s): Russian, Ukrainian, with subtitles
Genre: Tragicomedy
Running Time: 120 minutes • 2017

SUNDAY, MARCH 25 — 6:45 PM @ CINE (95 MIN)

“Monsieur Mayonnaise”

Monsieur Mayonnaise is an artist’s epic adventure into his family’s secret past. Australian artist and film-maker, Philippe Mora, investigates his father’s clandestine role in the French Résistance in WW2 and his mother’s miraculous escape enroute to Auschwitz. Philippe, a Hollywood cult-horror movie director and pop-artist, adopts a Film Noir persona to tell his family’s story. He also packs his paints and easel, as he embarks on a journey to create an audacious comic book about his parents, their survival and the Holocaust. From LA to Berlin, Paris to Melbourne, Monsieur Mayonnaise is a richly layered, road movie starring artists, real life heroes, Nazi villains … and baguettes with lashings of tasty French mayonnaise! 
Writer, Producer & Director: Trevor Graham
Country: Australia, Germany, Frane
Language(s): English
Genre: Documentary, Biography, History, Horror
Running Time: 95 minutes • 2016 (Australia)