Award-winning 'Jane' film opens Jan. 27 for limited run on the GIANT Screen

Jan. 24, 2018 (Davenport, Iowa) — Peek behind the curtain into the life of one of the most illustrious primatologists the world has ever seen in National Geographic’s documentary, Jane.

Jane, featuring never-before-seen footage of Jane Goodall, follows the story of a true pioneer of the sciences, who defied all odds and dared to go where no man of her time had gone before. Jane will run on the GIANT Screen at the Putnam Museum & Science Center for a limited time only, from Jan. 27 to Mar. 10.

“This film fits perfectly with our initiative to inspire young girls to explore careers in science,” said Kim Findlay, president and CEO of the Putnam Museum & Science Center. “Jane Goodall is an excellent example of a woman who was able to perform revolutionary research in a male-dominated field.”

Jane captures an intimate look into the world of Goodall, who at the age of 26 traveled from England to Tanzania, equipped with no more than a notebook, binoculars and her love of wildlife, to venture into the life of chimpanzees. Directed by Brett Morgen, Jane draws from more than 100 hours of never-before-seen footage of Goodall — a trailblazer who became one of the world’s most admired conservationists.

Upcoming show times include:

  • Saturday, Jan. 27, 3 p.m.

  • Sunday, Jan. 28, 1:45 p.m.

  • Saturday, Feb. 3, 1:15 p.m.

  • Sunday, Feb. 4, 3 p.m.

  • Friday, Feb. 9, 4:15 p.m.

Adult tickets are $8.50, youth tickets (ages 3-18) are $7, and senior/military and college student tickets are $7.50. Tickets are available at

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