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111 minutes, documentary, color, 2011

A film by Lorenz Knauer
Featuring Jane Goodall, Pierce Brosnan, Kofi Annan, Angelina Jolie & more

Special Features • Exclusive interview w/Angelina Jolie • More About Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

UPC: 7-20229-91489-5
Catalog #: FRF 914895D
SRP: $27.95

Street Date: December 27


It would be hard to name anyone who has had more of an impact in the realm of animal research and wildlife conservation than Jane Goodall, whose 45 year study of wild chimpanzees in Africa is legendary.

In JANE'S JOURNEY, we travel with her across several continents, from her childhood home in England, to the Gombe National Park in Tanzania where she began her groundbreaking research and where she still returns every year to enjoy the company of the chimpanzees that made her famous. Featuring a wide range of interviews and spectacular footage from her own private collection (including her years in Gombe), JANE'S JOURNEY is an inspiring portrait of the private person behind the world-famous icon.

With Jane Goodall, Pierce Brosnan, Kofi Annan, Angelina Jolie & more.


[highest rating] A beautiful tribute to Dr. Goodall’s accomplishments, a celebration of her spirit and an inspiration for all.” - Jennifer Merin, Documentaries

“To be with Jane Goodall is like walking with Mahatma Gandhi.” - Boston Globe

“Graceful, lovely!” - New York Post

“Fascinating & Inspiring! An engaging, often personal look at the great primatologist-turned-conservationist.” - The Hollywood Reporter

“Intimate. A charming study of this highly influential woman.” - This Week in New York

“Spectacularly photographed. Jane’s Journey is a trip worth taking.” - Village Voice



84 minutes, documentary, color, 2011

A film by Jason Cohn & Bill Jersey
Narrated by James Franco

Special Features • Bonus Scenes: Ray DrivingCranbrookPilgrimageCharles' UniformScriptsLA without constraintsWhat do you do for fun?

UPC: 7-20229-91492-5
Catalog #: FRF 914925D
SRP: $29.95

Street Date: December 13


Design history was born in a cavernous warehouse on a gritty street in Venice Beach, California, where Charles and Ray Eames set up their Renaissance-style studio in the optimistic flush of American victory during World War II. Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey's definitive cinematic foray into the world of the Eames is the first film to be made about Charles and Ray since their deaths - and the only one that peers deeply inside the link between their artistic collaboration and sometimes tortured love for one another.

Insightfully narrated by James Franco, the film brings to light a virgin cache of archival material, visually stunning films, love letters, photographs and artifacts produced in mind-boggling volume by Charles and Ray with their talented staff during the hypercreative forty-year epoch of the Eames Office. Interviews with family members and design historians guide the viewer on an intimate tour of the Eames era, while junior designers who were swept into the 24-7 world of "The Eamery," as they called it, flesh out a fascinatingly complex blueprint of this husband-and-wife powerhouse.

The work of Charles and Ray Eames remains an ideal of design at its most virtuous - an alchemical combination of beauty and purpose. Their light and whimsical designs became emblematic of a new West Coast lifestyle whose influence reached Europe, Asia, and beyond. Though the Eameses are best known for their ubiquitous furniture and the signature innovation of the classic Eames chair, this essential documentary shows Charles and Ray applying the same process of inquiry to architecture, exhibitions and their quirky, beautiful films.


“Lively, gratifying…appropriately busy and abundant: full of objects, information, stories and people, organized with hectic elegance.” - A.O. Scott, The New York Times

“There couldn't be a better time to examine the complex and absorbing history of this designing couple, and "Eames: The Architect and the Painter" couldn't be a better vehicle for that examination..” - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

“Deceptively cool and sometimes giddily fun… A delight, illuminating a pair of true American geniuses, in a whimsical way totally befitting their product.” - Indiewire: The Playlist

“Filmmakers Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey deliver a nostalgic zing reminiscent of ‘Mad Men.”
- Chicago Reader

“Well-crafted and insightful. A must for those with an interest in modern design.”
The Hollywood Reporter

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