Jane — Trailer

source:   janethemovie.com, deadline.com

added: Sun, Sep 24th '17

In the early 1960s, scientists had limited knowledge about chimpanzees in the wild. That's because, at the time, not much was known about their natural animalistic behavior and living patterns. It was only until the groundbreaking research of a then-young 28-year-old British primatologist by the name of Jane Goodall that the world finally got to understand and appreciate the fascinating lives of chimpanzees.

For the upcoming National Geographic documentary "Jane," award-winning director Brett Morgen (Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck, The Kid Stays In The Picture) was given access to over 100 hours of never-before-seen film footage from Goodall's earliest expeditions to Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzani, where she encountered chimpanzees for the very first time.

The documentary, which features the 1962-old footage in a beautifully restored print set to an original orchestral score by legendary composer Philip Glass, paints an engaging portrait of Jane Goodall as a young untrained idealistic researcher who would eventually become the world's leading chimpanzee specialist.

"Jane" just premiered earlier this month to strong reviews at TIFF and is now scheduled to screen next week at the New York Film Festival.

The documentary will open in select theaters on October 20th. Watch the newly-released trailer, above.

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.


directed by   Brett Morgen

release date   October 20, 2017 (in select theaters)

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