The new doc JANE, opening today 11/2 at the AFS Cinema, traces the life and work of primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall. Largely made up of films shot in the wilds of Africa over 50 years ago, it is both an intellectual and aesthetic delight. Whether you know a little, a lot, or nothing at all about Goodall, the film will fill you with admiration for this remarkable trailblazer. The movie is directed by Brett Morgen (COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK, and THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE) and scored by Philip Glass.
As part of the film's full run, the cinema will offer a special Science On Screen panel on Sunday, 11/5 with special guests Dr. Anthony Di Fiore and Dr. Rebecca J. Lewis of the University of Texas. Dr. Di Fiore is the Head of the Anthropology Department and Dr. Lewis is Associate Professor in that department. Tickets for all showings are available here
Josh Kupecki of the Austin Chronicle writes "Morgen has crafted a mesmerizing portrait of a fierce iconoclast who defied gender bias and forged her own path to an understanding of the natural world that transformed scientific thinking in the last century."