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Thatcher Woods Pavilion

8030 Chicago Avenue

River Forest, IL 60305

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Doors open 30 minutes before start time. Arrive early to avoid lines and get best seats.
ADA compliant accessible venue. Refreshments available.

Brett Morgan/2017/90 min/Wildlife

FILM DESCRIPTION: 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 Goodall, 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. This rich film was selected by the London Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival, as well.

May contain heavy themes and graphic images.
Teens and young adults are encouraged to attend.

After the film, we’ll discuss ways to deepen our connection to nature with Emily Minor of the University of Illinois at Chicago; Patrick McAndrew of Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots youth service program; and Stephanie Walquist, Vice President, Board Member, and Activist with West Cook Wild Ones. Sign up to be a woodland steward through the Forest Preserves of Cook County. Talk to experts from University of Illinois Extension's Conservation at Home program. Take a nature walk led by Trailside Museum of Natural History staff, weather permitting. Director Susan Dombro and Educator Irene Fleebe will be available. Facilitator: Susan Lucci, Creator of Experiences--2big4words.

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