November 15th, 2017

Robert John Paterson

Illustration by Robert John Paterson

“Now we must redefine ‘tool’, redefine ‘man’, or accept chimpanzees as humans.” – Louis B. Leakey, in response to Jane Goodall’s observations of chimpanzees

THE FILM: Famed primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall is the eponymous subject of “Jane,” a new documentary directed by Brett Morgen (“Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck”).

“Jane” is carefully curated from hours of archival 16mm film from Goodall’s field work with chimpanzees in Tanzania over 50 years ago. It captures the beginnings of her groundbreaking work, as well as a budding romance with cameraman Hugo van Lawick.

With breathtaking footage and a score by Philip Glass, “Jane” promises to be a feast for the eyes and ears. We’re calling it: this one will be nominated for an Oscar!

PRE-FILM: On Wednesday November 15th, come meet up with us in the lobby of the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema at 6:00 PM. The film starts at 6:30PM.

Whether you buy your tickets online or at the box office, be sure to use the promo code HARVARDSEAL for a reduced price!

POST-FILM: As luck would have it, Jane Goodall Institute of Canada’s CEO Andria Teather will be providing a post-screening Q&A right at the cinema!

As always, our group will then move to a nearby pub (TBA) to discuss the film. Stay tuned for further details once they are confirmed.

NB: First time coming to one of our events, or coming alone. Let us know! We’ll make sure someone is there to greet you. All are welcome 🙂

More info at Hot Docs and our Facebook Event