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Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements


2017, Brett Morgen, USA, 90 min.

Show Times

  • Fri, Jan 19th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Jan 19th 6:00pm
  • Sat, Jan 20th 8:00pm
  • Sun, Jan 21st 3:00pm
  • Mon, Jan 22nd 7:45pm
  • Tue, Jan 23rd 6:00pm
  • Wed, Jan 24th 8:15pm
  • Thu, Jan 25th 6:00pm
  • Fri, Jan 26th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Jan 26th 6:00pm
  • Sat, Jan 27th 8:00pm
  • Sun, Jan 28th 3:00pm
  • Mon, Jan 29th 6:00pm
  • Wed, Jan 31st 6:00pm
  • Thu, Feb 1st 8:00pm

"A wondrous and moving account of a remarkable life... 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." — David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

"There are no loose ends or wasted time; everything builds to a rising crescendo that makes you feel like your heart is going to burst." — April Wolfe, Village Voice

In 1960, renowned paleoanthropologist Louis Leakey sent an adventurous 26-year-old secretary with no scientific training to Tanzania to study chimpanzees. Jane Goodall went on to become a trailblazing primatologist whose unprecedented (and never equaled) access to a chimpanzee community profoundly influenced the way we think about animals and humans. Acclaimed documentarian Morgen (THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE, KURT COBAIN: A MONTAGE OF HECK) weaves a soaring Phillip Glass score, new interview material from the vigorous 83-year-old Ms. Goodall, and a trove of never-before-seen footage of her early explorations into a thrilling and intimate portrait of an extraordinary woman. Named best documentary of 2017 by the Chicago Film Critics Association. DCP digital. (MR)

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