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Thursday, October 18, 2018
(PG) 90min
Jan 23 - 25, 6:00 & 8:15
Pioneering primatologist Jane Goodall was a 26 year-old secretary when she first went to Gombe Preserve in Tanzania to begin studying chimpanzees for her mentor, paleontologist Louis Leakey. This definitive and intimate portrait of her years of work in Africa by award-winning filmmaker Brett Morgen (The Kid Stays in the Picture) was made possible with the discovery of nearly 150 hours of never-before-seen film shot by acclaimed wildlife filmmaker Hugo von Lawick (who became Goodall’s husband) when he was sent by National Geographic to record her; lost in the 1960s in the National Geographic archive, this trove of rare footage was rediscovered in 2014. With a rich orchestral score by Philip Glass, the film uses Goodall’s own voice, from both interviews and audio book excerpts, to tell an amazing love story.