Science on Screen®
Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for over 50 years, award-winning director Brett Morgen tells the story of JANE, a woman whose chimpanzee research challenged the male-dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionized our understanding of the natural world. Set to a rich orchestral score from legendary composer Philip Glass, the film offers an unprecedented, intimate portrait of Jane Goodall — a trailblazer who defied the odds to become one of the world’s most admired conservationists.
This film will be preceded by a presentation from Dr. Tammie Bettinger, who has over 20+ years of experience working in zoo research and in-situ conservation, and recently retired from Disney as their Senior Research Biologist. She has over 25 publications and is currently working with the GRACE (Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education Center).
USA, 2017, 90 minutes. Directed by Brett Morgen
“**** (4 Stars – Highest Rating) The Year’s Best Documentary.”– Brian Tallerico, ROGEREBERT.COM
“Breathtaking. The year’s most beautiful documentary.”– Devan Coggan, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
“JANE is a triumph of filmmaking, and essential viewing for humans.”– Josh Kupecki, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
“Transcends the boundaries of both narrative films and biographies. A wondrous, moving, and truly stirring portrait.”– David Rooney, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
“JANE is the best documentary of 2017.”– HUFFINGTON POST