Films

Jane

Jane

Synopsis

Director

This fascinating and deeply moving documentary about famous primatologist Jane Goodall reveals never-seen-before footage of her early work in Africa. 

In 1964, 26-year-old Goodall travelled to Tanzania on the first-ever mission to study chimpanzees in the wild. The primatologist’s subsequent decades in Gombe would open an unprecedented window into the lives of our close relatives. Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Brett Morgen (Cobain: Montage of Heck) had privileged access to more than 100 hours of previously unseen footage from that period, filmed by Goodall’s future husband, the wildlife photographer Hugo van Lawick. 

"Jane" is an intimate and affecting insight into Goodall’s personal journey as a scientist, but also as a woman and a mother. You’ll experience her discoveries and thrills, witnessing how nature and the animals she loved had a profound impact upon her life. Philip Glass’ grandiose score completes this truly luminous portrait.

Laure Bonville, London Film Festival

   

Brett Morgen

(b. 1968) studied American mythology at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts and then took an MFA in film at the Tisch School of the Arts in New York. His graduation film "On the Ropes" (co-directed with Nanette Burstein) was a documentary about young boxers and their trainer. His portrait of legendary producer Robert Evans, "The Kid Stays in the Picture" (also co-directed with Nanette Burstein) won numerous awards in the USA. He has directed a number of commercials and music videos. In 2013 his Rolling Stones film, "Crossfire Hurricane" was nominated for an Emmy. In 2015 he was made documentary about legendary Nirvana's lead singer Kurt Cobain, "Cobain: Montage of Heck" (2015) was successful around the world.

Filmography

  • Ollie’s Army (1996, doc)
  • On the Ropes (1999, co-dir, doc)
  • The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002, co-dir, doc)
  • Chicago 10 (2007, doc)
  • Crossfire Hurricane (2012, doc)
  • Cobain: Montage of Heck (205, doc)
  • Jane (2017, doc)

Schedule

30.11.2017
19:15 - 21:05
Tallinn, 
Kino Sõprus
Screening code: 141702
Guests
Sold out
Movie guests: 
02.12.2017
21:30 - 23:00
Tallinn, 
Apollo Kino Solaris
Hall 2
Screening code: 160902
Sold out
03.12.2017
17:00 - 18:30
Tallinn, 
Kino Sõprus
Screening code: 171702
Sold out
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.

Programme

Doc@PÖFF

Film info

Country: United States
Year: 2017
Duration: 90 minutes
Language: English
Director: Brett Morgen
Producers: Brett Morgen, Bryan Burk, James Smith
DOPs: Hugo van Lawick, Ellen Kuras
Montage: Joe Beshenkovsky, Brett Morgen, Will Zndaric
Composer: Philip Glass
Productions: National Geographic Studios, Public Road Productions
Festivals: Toronto, New York, London, Chicago

Synopsis

Director

This fascinating and deeply moving documentary about famous primatologist Jane Goodall reveals never-seen-before footage of her early work in Africa. 

In 1964, 26-year-old Goodall travelled to Tanzania on the first-ever mission to study chimpanzees in the wild. The primatologist’s subsequent decades in Gombe would open an unprecedented window into the lives of our close relatives. Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Brett Morgen (Cobain: Montage of Heck) had privileged access to more than 100 hours of previously unseen footage from that period, filmed by Goodall’s future husband, the wildlife photographer Hugo van Lawick. 

"Jane" is an intimate and affecting insight into Goodall’s personal journey as a scientist, but also as a woman and a mother. You’ll experience her discoveries and thrills, witnessing how nature and the animals she loved had a profound impact upon her life. Philip Glass’ grandiose score completes this truly luminous portrait.

Laure Bonville, London Film Festival

   

Brett Morgen

(b. 1968) studied American mythology at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts and then took an MFA in film at the Tisch School of the Arts in New York. His graduation film "On the Ropes" (co-directed with Nanette Burstein) was a documentary about young boxers and their trainer. His portrait of legendary producer Robert Evans, "The Kid Stays in the Picture" (also co-directed with Nanette Burstein) won numerous awards in the USA. He has directed a number of commercials and music videos. In 2013 his Rolling Stones film, "Crossfire Hurricane" was nominated for an Emmy. In 2015 he was made documentary about legendary Nirvana's lead singer Kurt Cobain, "Cobain: Montage of Heck" (2015) was successful around the world.

Filmography

  • Ollie’s Army (1996, doc)
  • On the Ropes (1999, co-dir, doc)
  • The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002, co-dir, doc)
  • Chicago 10 (2007, doc)
  • Crossfire Hurricane (2012, doc)
  • Cobain: Montage of Heck (205, doc)
  • Jane (2017, doc)