Queen Jane, approximately
Brett Morgen's documentary "Jane" will delight those familiar with primatologist Jane Goodall and provide a vibrant introduction for newcomers. It tells Goodall's story largely through footage shot at a reserve in what is now Tanzania. She was 26 and had no scientific degree when she first ventured into the forest, hoping to gain acceptance from chimpanzees. Morgen creates a narrative arc that conveys the excitement of scientific discovery with adventure-movie momentum.
NEW YORK TIMES