On Monday, October 9th, National Geographic Documentary Films presents a special screening at the Hollywood Bowl of “JANE,” a new documentary about everyone’s favorite primatologist and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall. The film was directed by Brett Morgen (“Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck,” “The Kid Stays in the Picture”) and scored by Philip Glass, whose work will be performed live during the screening by a 54-piece orchestra. This is a one-night-only event that includes a special appearance by Goodall as well as both Morgen and Glass. Tickets are available online, and one dollar from each ticket will be donated to the Jane Goodall Institute.
“JANE” includes never-before-seen footage from the National Geographic archives filmed by her former husband, Hugo van Lawick, along with footage from the Jane Goodall institute and Goodall family videos. Of the film score, Brett Morgen says, “I wanted JANE to be like a cinematic opera, and that idea led me to Philip Glass. There’s this almost dreamlike element to his score. The way the chimpanzees and all the other animals move in sync with the music. It’s a magical component to Jane’s romantic view of nature” (press release).
The film offers fascinating insight into the life of the 83-year-old Goodall whose environmental and humanitarian work continues to bring her acclaim, long after her original groundbreaking chimpanzee research in Tanzania in the 1960s. “JANE” will hit theaters in the U.S. in 25 cities, beginning October 20th in Los Angeles and New York.
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