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September 20, 2011 > 'Jane Goodall Live' exclusive in-theater event

'Jane Goodall Live' exclusive in-theater event

Submitted By Jane Pham

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 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT / 6 p.m. MT / 8 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.

"Jane Goodall Live" will be broadcast exclusively to nearly 500 theaters nationwide through NCM's exclusive Digital Broadcast Network, including Century in Hayward (22695 Foothill Blvd.), Union Landing 25 in Union City (32100 Union Lndg.), Great Mall 20 in Milpitas (1010 Great Mall Dr.), Hacienda Crossings 20 plus IMAX in Dublin (5000 Dublin Blvd.) and Cinearts Santana Row 6 in San Jose (3088 Olsen Dr.).

The national premiere of the multi-million dollar cinematic biography "Jane's Journey" with appearances by Academy Award Winner Angelina Jolie and film star Pierce Brosnan, which took four years to shoot, will also be featured during the event. This fascinating over-the-shoulder look takes audiences with Goodall during diverse days across three continents, viewing chimpanzees in the jungle and hippos in steamy pools in Tanzania; explosive, calving glaciers in Greenland; and meeting challenged youth on the Pine Ridge Native American Reservation in South Dakota.

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.

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."

Presented by NCM Fathom and eventsmda, tickets for "Jane Goodall Live" are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the NCM Fathom website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

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