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National Geographic’s “Jane” Film Series
April 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Revered primatologist and wildlife activist Jane Goodall celebrated her 84th birthday this month and SustainFloyd will mark the occasion by screening the new National Geographic documentary, JANE, on Thursday evening, April 19 at the Floyd Country Store sponsored by National Geographic. Everyone is invited and asked to bring a dish for a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. followed by the movie at about 6:30 p.m.
Calling it “an astonishing accomplishment,” Brian Tallerico at Rogerebert.com writes that JANE is “one of the best documentaries of 2017.” Drawing from more than 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.
David Rooney with Hollywood Reporter writes that JANE “transcends the boundaries of both nature films and biographies. Its epic elements of adventure, romance and spiritual connection possess a sweep equal to any narrative film.”
“If you’ve never attended a documentary in our annual SustainFloyd film series, this is the one to see,” said SustainFloyd Film Committee Chair, Jackie Crenshaw. “We are so honored that National Geographic has allowed SustainFloyd to show this beautiful, new film and is serving as the official sponsor of this special evening.”
The screening of JANE will be followed by a community discussion with a panel that will include Eileen Crist and another special guest! Stay tuned.
JANE will be the last film of the 2018 SustainFloyd Spring Film Series. A $5 donation is appreciated for viewing the movie.
SustainFloyd’s mission is to preserve, support and enhance a resilient local economy by protecting natural and cultural resources; developing a robust local food system; and advancing issues related to energy conservation and recycling. To learn more about SustainFloyd and its mission, go to www.sustainfloyd.org.