1hr 30min CAST: Jane Goodall DIRECTOR: Brett Morgen
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, 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 Jane Goodall - a trailblazer who defied the odds to become one of the world's most admired conservationists.
Goodall dreamed of Africa, not domestic bliss. In one lovely shot, she stands barefoot in the rain veiled by a clear tarp wet with lacy droplets, a woman married to her ambitions.Amy Nicholson, Uproxx
Director Brett Morgen efficiently crafts an intelligent overview of Goodall's personal and professional journeys, but those marvelous Tanzanian chimps - the first ever observed and filmed in their natural habitat - rightfully steal this show.Bob Strauss, Los Angeles Daily News
"Jane" is powerful feminist statement about a woman's passion for and dedication to her career in the face of structural opposition.Kimber Myers, The Playlist