Central Park Conservancy Film Festival: JANE


Friday, August 19


Drawing from over 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. Set to a rich orchestral score from legendary composer Philip Glass, the film offers an unprecedented, intimate portrait of Jane Goodall — a trailblazer who defied the odds to become one of the world’s most admired conservationists.

Before the film, enjoy a sneak peek episode of EDGE OF THE UNKNOWN WITH JIMMY CHIN:

For the world’s top adventure athletes, the line between triumph and tragedy is razor thin. In the pivotal moments when life hangs in the balance, what drives the greatest to continue pushing to redefine what is humanly possible? From Academy Award®-Winning executive producers E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, EDGE OF THE UNKNOWN WITH JIMMY CHIN is an epic 10-part series that takes audiences inside the minds of pioneering adventure athletes as they recount the most consequential moments of their lives on their journey to perfect the mastery of their craft. Through intimate interviews and archival footage from the world’s top big wave surfers, climbers, big mountain snowboarders, polar explorers and kayakers, EDGE OF THE UNKNOWN WITH JIMMY CHIN is an adrenaline ride that gives viewers a front-row seat.

About the Central Park Conservancy Film Festival

Join us August 16–19 for the 19th Annual Central Park Conservancy Film Festival, presented by National Geographic. This year’s festival features an array of documentary films: The New York premiere of The Territory, episodes from the series America's National Parks, Fire of Love, and JANE.

  • Gates open at 6:30 pm
  • Pre-show programming and music from 6:30 pm until film starts at dusk
  • Event is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather

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