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."