From the Oscar-winning team behind Man on Wire comes the captivating account of Nim Chimpsky. The 1970's landmark experiment, which plucked a baby chimp in infancy and thrust him into human families in pseudo-scientific experiments testing the notion that a chimp could communicate with human sign language. We see the persecution of Nim as he falls to the whim and fancy of his 'tutors' from Columbia Academics to New York Hippies.
Director James Marsh masters a whirlwind narrative that turns the camera back on the people involved with Nim, and begs the potent question, is it all about the monkey, or the other apes that prance around him?
Academy-Award Winning Producer Simon Chinn will join us for a Q&A to follow the screening.
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"An engrossing study of human monkey business" -Entertainment Weekly
"Powerfully explores the boundaries between human and animal" -Village Voice
Winner: Sundance 2011