Viewing: February 27, 2018
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.
Preceding the film will be a presentation by Professor of Functional Morphology and Vertebrate Paleontology, Nancy Stevens, Ph.D.
Dr. Stevens’ research explores extinction dynamics and interactions between animals and environments through time. Her fossil discoveries include the oldest fossil ape, and has studied critically-endangered primates in Uganda, Madagascar and Vietnam.
Science on Screen® is an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The Science on Screen program pairs films with a short talk with a scientist or technology expert. The free Science on Screen events are fun and engaging, offering dynamic speakers an unexpected jumping point to teach their field of expertise in a way that is accessible to a diverse audience.
Free admission is provided by Arts for OHIO.
This event is also sponsored by the Kennedy Lecture Series as part of the Athena Cinema’s Women Pioneer Series.