5:50pm - Saturday, Dec 23, 2017
Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for over five decades, acclaimed director Brett Morgen (THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE, COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK) offers one of 2017's most compelling documentaries with this profile of legendary primatologist Jane Goodall. JANE offers an absorbing and engaging look at 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 this trailblazer who defied the odds, becoming one of the world's most admired conservationists.
"A portrait so tender and earnest, so full of vivid life (thanks to a beautiful restoration of the footage) and soul, it will no doubt tear at the heart of even the biggest Grinch and make them realize just how connected we are to the animals and life on Earth." (Nerdist)
"Few films this year offer up such lush and formal components. Brett Morgen has made a film of deep emotional beauty. Required viewing for anyone seeking a classic in the making.” (Indiewire)
"Transcends the boundaries of both nature films and biographies. Its epic elements of adventure, romance, and spiritual connection possess a sweep equal to any narrative film. A wondrous, moving, and truly stirring portrait that puts us right there with Jane Goodall to share in her discoveries, propelled by the majestic sounds of Philip Glass. This is a truly stirring legacy portrait.” (The Hollywood Reporter)
Saturday, December 23
Doors 5:25 pm | Movie 5:50 pm *SHARP! Please arrive on time.
Tickets $10 advance | $12 at the door
*Minors permitted in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.
JANE (Brett Morgen, 2017 / 90 mins / G) Using a trove of unseen footage, the film tells the story of Jane Goodall's early explorations, focusing on her groundbreaking field work, her relationship with cameraman and husband Hugo van Lawick, and the chimpanzees that she studied.
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