National Geographic Announces Screening of Feature Documentary JANE

National Geographic Documentary Films announced today an exclusive one-night engagement of the highly anticipated feature documentary JANE at Los Angeles' iconic Hollywood Bowl on Monday, Oct. 9. The film, from award-winning director Brett Morgen ("Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck," "The Kid Stays in the Picture") uses a trove of 16 mm footage unearthed from the National Geographic archives to tell the story of Jane Goodall, a young untrained 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 world-renowned composer Philip Glass, the one-time-only event on Monday, Oct 9, will feature a live-to-film concert performed by a 54-piece orchestra and include special appearances by Morgen, Glass and the legendary Dr. Jane Goodall herself.

"I wanted JANE to be like a cinematic opera, and that idea led me to Philip Glass" said Morgen. "There's this almost dreamlike element to his score. The way the chimpanzees and all the other animals move in sync with the music. It's a magical component to Jane's romantic view of nature."

"I'm extremely pleased that JANE will be seen at the Hollywood Bowl with a live orchestral score," said Glass. "What better way to experience this film and honor Jane Goodall's contributions to society."

Tickets for the Hollywood Bowl event go on sale on Friday, Aug. 25, at 12 p.m. PT via, Ticketmaster outlets, 800-745-3000 and the Hollywood Bowl box office. On Oct. 9, doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with the show beginning at 8 p.m. One dollar from every ticket sold will be donated to the Jane Goodall Institute.
Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage filmed by Hugo van Lawick, a National Geographic filmmaker who would fall in love and eventually marry Goodall, as well as research footage from the Jane Goodall Institute, Goodall family videos and personal commentary, JANE offers an unprecedented, intimate portrait of the trailblazer who defied the odds to become one of the world's most admired conservationists. "The film is very much a love story, except the love is not between man and woman," Morgen says. "The love is between a woman and her work and a man and his work. Most people have this romantic idea that the most important relationship in life is with your partner, your lover, your spouse, but for a lot of driven people, their primary relationship is with their work."
Goodall will also once again be featured on the cover of the October 2017 issue of National Geographic magazine, which tells the story of how her persona was crafted and shaped throughout her decades of work in the field. All attendees at the concert will receive a special collector's edition of the issue.
The Hollywood Bowl event kicks off the 25-city theatrical release, beginning Friday, Oct. 20, in New York and Los Angeles. The film will have its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival on Sept. 10, followed by the U.S. premiere at the New York Film Festival, with additional festivals to be announced in September.

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