U.S., 2017, 90 min, 2K DCP, Dir. Brett Morgen, Not rated, Abramorama
"A mesmerizing documentary, filled with incredible footage of Goodall in the field and modern-day interviews, all set to the best score from Phillip Glass in years." – Brian Tallerico, Roger Ebert
Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen 16mm footage unearthed after 50 years from the National Geographic Archives, director Brett Morgen (Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck) tells the tale of trailblazing conservationist Jane Goodall. In 1960, at age 26, Goodall arrived in a remote area of northwestern Tanzania to study chimpanzees. Driven by her love of animals but lacking any formal training, she challenged the male-dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionized our understanding of the natural world. Along the way, Goodall fell in love with the dashing Dutch filmmaker, Hugo van Lawick, sent to document her work. Set to a rich orchestral score from legendary composer Philip Glass, Jane offers an unprecedented, intimate portrait of one of the world’s most admired conservationists. It has been selected as the best documentary of 2017 by the National Board of Review.