First Trailer for Brett Morgen's Doc 'Jane' Tells the Story of Jane Goodall

September 22, 2017
Source: Deadline

Jane Doc Trailer

"The more I learned, the more I realized how like us they were." National Geographic has unveiled the first official trailer for the documentary titled Jane, telling the story of famous animal lover and animal rights activist Jane Goodall. Made by the same filmmaker behind the doc Cobain: Montage of Heck, Jane features a "trove of unseen footage" from Goodall's life, including recently discovered 16mm footage of her first adventures into the world of chimpanzees in 1962. The film also features a triumphant score by the legendary Phillip Glass, which is kind of wonderful and makes this even more epic. It's really lovely to see all the old footage of a very young Goodall, this looks like an rousing look back at this extraordinary woman.

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Brett Morgen's documentary Jane, originally from Deadline:

Jane Doc Poster

Using a trove of unseen footage, the film tells the story of Jane's early explorations, focusing on her groundbreaking field work, her relationship with cameraman and husband Hugo van Lawick, and the chimpanzees that she studied. Jane is directed by Oscar-nominated documentarian Brett Morgen, of the documentaries On the Ropes, The Kid Stays in the Picture, Chicago 10, Crossfire Hurricane, and Cobain: Montage of Heck previously. This first premiered at the Toronto Film Festival earlier this month, and it will also play at the New York Film Festival and London Film Festival next. The film will have a special showing at the Hollywood Bowl with a live orchestra conducted by Phillip Glass. National Geographic Documentary Films will then release Jane in select theaters starting October 20th this fall. Who really wants to see it?

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Looks good. // I wish they would make a doco about the guy who was convinced he could teach dolphins human speech.

DAVIDPD on Sep 22, 2017


Footage from this will be a treat.

Carpola on Sep 23, 2017


Yeah, I'm looking forward to seeing it.

Alex Billington on Sep 23, 2017


this does look great.. love documentaries about people like this especially when they include unseen footage

Facebook User on Sep 24, 2017


One of those passions worth a respect ...

shiboleth on Sep 25, 2017


...and she was really hot when she was younger....

TheOct8pus on Sep 25, 2017


What has that have to do with anything? Such a unnecessary thing to say.

Håkan on Sep 25, 2017


Hahaa! Does it offend you that I find young Jane Goodall attractive?

TheOct8pus on Sep 25, 2017


I don't see why you have the need to comment her look, especially when superficial opinions about her (being a woman, blond and good looking) made her job harder.

Håkan on Sep 26, 2017


Because she was GORGEOUS! And despite that, she succeeded and persevered and became the leading authority in chimpanzee behavior. If anything, it got more people to notice her in a positive way. There's nothing wrong with crushing on someone!

TheOct8pus on Sep 26, 2017


Anthony Hopkins in Instinct is pretty good too. But Jane is hotter

hi hello on Sep 27, 2017

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