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On Sunday, November 5th, at 7pm at the Emerson Center, The Bozeman Doc Series presents the Montana premiere of the critically acclaimed new documentary, Jane.
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 Goodall, a woman whose chimpanzee research challenged the male-dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionized our understanding of the natural world.
Chronicling the early years of her research in Gombe, her groundbreaking discoveries, her marriage to cinematographer Hugo van Lawick and the birth and childhood of her son, the film offers an unprecedented, intimate portrait of a trailblazer who defied the odds to become one of the world’s most admired conservationists.
Jane world-premiered this September at the Toronto International Film Festival to widespread critical acclaim.
“Transcends the boundaries of both nature film and biography…A wondrous and moving account of a remarkable life that puts us right there with Goodall to share directly in her discoveries…this is a nature film that benefits greatly from being seen on the big screen. Its epic elements of adventure, romance, spiritual connection and lifelong dedication to a cause possess a sweep equal to any narrative feature.” The Hollywood Reporter
“Always surprising and always deeply considered, Morgen’s documentaries defy the standard expectations of the stuffy, talking-head bio-doc, both in approach and execution. This is a mesmerizing documentary, filled with incredible footage of Goodall in the field and modern-day interviews, all set to the best score from Philip Glass in years. It’s an astonishing accomplishment.” RogerEbert.com
“Morgen has made the definitive portrait of Goodall, one that is also remarkably accessible and almost unbearably tender. Few films this year offer up such lush and beautiful formal components as “Jane” (Glass’ score is, to be noted, also very lovely), but Morgen has also made a film of deep emotional beauty, the kind of satisfying, stick-with-you fare that any filmmaker would love to make. Armed with a compelling subject and aided by such careful craft, “Jane” isn’t just required viewing for fans of Goodall or animal lovers, but anyone seeking a classic in the making.” Indiewire
Doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets are available at the door or before the show at Cactus Records and Movie Lovers. Tickets are also available online at www.bozemandocseries.org, where you can also buy Season Passes and 7-film punch cards, learn more about the series, and view trailers for upcoming films. The series will continue with one screening every other week through April.