Jane Goodall Live

Angelina Jolie and Jane Goodall photo by Eric Liebowitz

Animal lovers, this is a very special event! Oh how I wish that I could be there myself, but for those of you in the Los Angeles area, take note! For the first time ever, famed chimpanzee research pioneer Jane Goodall will take audiences in select theaters across the country on an incredible journey through the memories of her life when she appears live to answer their pre-submitted questions during this special one night only Fathom event.

Celebrity guests include Dave Matthews and other guests and surprises. This exclusive event also includes the national debut of “Jane’s Journey,” a cinematic biography which includes special appearances by Angelina Jolie and Pierce Brosnan. Newly found 8mm footage discovered in Jane’s home attic will be revealed during the evening which offers an intimate portrait of the private person behind the world-famous icon, whose work from her maiden research trip to Africa in 1960 to the present has transformed our perceptions of the relationship between humans and animals. Ticket pricing and a complete list of theaters for this one time only event are available at www.FathomEvents.com/jane

Tuesday, September 27
Jane Goodall Live Exclusive In-Theater Event
8:00 p.m. PT (tape delayed).

Commemorating a half century since she first journeyed to Africa to study the behavior of the wild chimpanzee, iconic research pioneer Jane Goodall will appear in theaters nationwide via satellite broadcast live from Los Angeles on Tuesday, September 27, at 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT / 6:00 p.m. MT / 8:00 p.m. PT (tape delayed).  Jane Goodall Live, a one-night national in-theater event, will feature special guests including music superstar Dave Mathews. Goodall will share her incredible life’s journey during this unique live event, which will highlight not only the decades of her most extraordinary study of the wild chimpanzees in Tanzania, but also provide audiences with a rare look into the life of one the world’s most extraordinary people.

The special event will also unveil never-before-seen 45-year-old 8mm film footage shot during Goodall’s first years in the African forest which was recently discovered in her home in Britain. During the event, Goodall and Mathews will talk about their experiences in the field together. Live from the studio with Goodall, other celebrity friends will share a look at her first day ever in the forbidding jungle as a 26-year-old. Goodall and friends will interact with the national audience and, in this intimate setting, provide an inside look at the fun and playful person few get to see.

“Every individual counts,” Goodall said. “Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference.”

Goodall is one of the world’s most universally respected figures. Her power has come from her unique vision and strong values and at age 77, her amazing body of work and accomplishments spanning 50 years. Goodall, PhD, DBE and United Nations Messenger of Peace, began her landmark study of chimpanzees in what is now Tanzania under the mentorship of famed anthropologist and paleontologist Dr. Louis Leakey. Her work at Gombe Stream became the foundation of future primatological research and redefined the relationship between humans and animals.

In 1977, Goodall established the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), which continues the Gombe research and is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. Today, the Institute is widely recognized for establishing innovative, community-centered conservation and development programs in Africa, and Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, a global environmental and humanitarian youth network, which has groups in more than 120 countries.

“Not only has Dr. Goodall’s extraordinary lifelong research revolutionized the scientific thinking about chimpanzees, it has launched her to a legendary status like no other scientist living today,” said Dan Diamond, senior vice president of NCM Fathom. “This Fathom event will give audiences from coast-to-coast a never-before-seen look into the fascinating life of a woman whose devotion and love for the animal kingdom are something to behold.”

Goodall travels an average 300 days per year, speaking about the threats facing chimpanzees, other environmental crises and her reasons for hope that humankind will solve the problems it has imposed on our planet. She urges her audiences to recognize their personal responsibility and ability to effect change. Goodall has received more than 40 honorary degrees and more than 100 honors and awards from around the world. Her scientific studies with animals are considered to be among the most important of the past 100 years.

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