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December 15, 2017 - January 21, 2018


Dec 15-17; Jan 5-21

Jane Goodall’s observations of chimpanzees in the wild challenged conventional wisdom about what made humans exceptional. Jane is the story of how Jane Goodall became Jane Goodall – using footage shot by future husband Hugo van Lawick of her first experiences in Gombe, Tanzinia in the 1960’s. Previously thought to be lost forever, the footage was only recently discovered in a storage unit, and has been now masterfully intercut with interviews of present day Jane Goodall to provide an in-depth portrait of her life.

Set to a rich orchestral score from legendary composer Philip Glass, award-winning director Brett Morgen tells the story of an extraordinary woman whose chimpanzee research challenged the male-dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionized our understanding of the natural world.



We are so used to seeing reenactments in documentaries of this sort that to see footage of real chimpanzees is both unnerving and exhilarating. Now in her 80s and still seraphically beautiful, Jane Goodall recalls with an almost ethereal calm the extraordinariness of her days. –Christian Science Monitor

Brett Morgen’s latest FILM is required viewing for Goodall admirers, animal lovers, and lost cinema fans. — Indiewire

One of the most immersive and intimate documentaries on Goodall, Jane is a triumph of filmmaking, and essential viewing for humans. –Austin Chronicle


Fri, Dec 15
Jane 8pm @ IU Fine Arts Upstairs

Sat, Dec 16
The Woman’s Balcony 7:30 @ IU Fine Arts Downstairs
Jane 8pm @ IU Fine Arts Upstairs

Sunday, Dec 17
Jane 5:15 @ Bear’s Place
The Women’s Balcony 7:30 @ Bear’s Place

Fri and Sat, Dec 22 and 23
Marjorie Prime 7:30 @ IU Fine Arts Downstairs
Jane 8pm @ IU Fine Arts Upstairs

Fri and Sat, Dec 29 and 30
Marjorie Prime 7:30 @ IU Fine Arts Downstairs
Jane 8pm @ IU Fine Arts Upstairs

Fri and Sat,  Jan 5 and 6
The Fairy 7pm @ IU Fine Arts Upstairs
Jane  7:30 @ IU Fine Arts Downstairs
Marjorie Prime 8pm @ IU School of Global and International Studies

Sunday, Jan 7
The Fairy 5:15 @ Bear’s Place
Jane 7:30 @ Bear’s Place 

Beginning Jan 1st, single admission tickets will increase to $6. We’ve held off as long as we could — it’s been something like 7-8 years (and possibly more than 10 years) since we last raised our ticket price. Semester passes will stay at $30. Last semester we showed 18 films. Think about it. 18 movies, $30…well, we’ll let you do the math. This semester we are also offering a five-film ticket for $20, which is also a pretty good deal.

Stay tuned for more screenings of Jane



December 15
January 21, 2018