Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for over five decades, acclaimed director Brett Morgen (THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE, COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK) offers one of 2017’s most compelling documentaries with this profile of legendary primatologist Jane Goodall. JANE offers an absorbing and engaging look at a woman whose chimpanzee research challenged the male-dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionized our understanding of the natural world. Set to a rich orchestral score from legendary composer Philip Glass, the film offers an unprecedented, intimate portrait of this trailblazer who defied the odds, becoming one of the world’s most admired conservationists.

“A portrait so tender and earnest, so full of vivid life (thanks to a beautiful restoration of the footage) and soul, it will no doubt tear at the heart of even the biggest Grinch and make them realize just how connected we are to the animals and life on Earth.” (Nerdist)

“Few films this year offer up such lush and formal components. Brett Morgen has made a film of deep emotional beauty. Required viewing for anyone seeking a classic in the making.” (Indiewire)

“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. A wondrous, moving, and truly stirring portrait that puts us right there with Jane Goodall to share in her discoveries, propelled by the majestic sounds of Philip Glass. This is a truly stirring legacy portrait.” (The Hollywood Reporter)

Sunday, December 17
Doors 1:45 pm | Movie 2:15 pm

Tickets $10 advance HERE | $12 at the door

Friday, December 22
Doors 5:30 pm | Movie 6:00 pm

Tickets $10 advance HERE | $12 at the door

Saturday, December 23
Doors 5:25 pm | Movie 5:50 pm *SHARP! Please arrive on time.

Tickets $10 advance HERE | $12 at the door

Thursday, December 28
Doors 3:45 pm | Movie 4:15 pm

Tickets $10 advance HERE | $12 at the door

*Minors permitted in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.

JANE (Brett Morgen, 2017 / 90 mins / G) Using a trove of unseen footage, the film tells the story of Jane Goodall‘s early explorations, focusing on her groundbreaking field work, her relationship with cameraman and husband Hugo van Lawick, and the chimpanzees that she studied.

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About The Rio

Voted the #1 Independent Theatre in Vancouver, the Rio Theatre is a multimedia venue featuring arthouse, mainstream and cult-classic cinemas as well as live entertainment. Built in 1938, the Rio has been fully restored with a state of the art digital projector, surround sound, a huge stage and 420 luxurious seats.

1660 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC

Phone: 604.879.3456

Info Line: 604.878.3456

Email: [email protected]

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