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Project Nim

Talking With Animals: The Science

www.forteantimes.com | David Moye | Posted 10.21.2011 | Weird News

The dream of speaking to animals runs from Sigurd in Norse mythology right up to Dr Dolittle. Some researchers have claimed that they can actually do ...

Summer of the Hominids

Wallace J Nichols | Posted 10.12.2011 | Entertainment
Wallace J Nichols

Do whatever you have to do to see the following two films in immediate sequence, back-to-back, double feature style: Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Project Nim. My memories of the two films have blurred into one four hour ape-a-thon retro chimp-epic.

Movies that Make Us Ape-Wild

Posted 10.05.2011 | Home

The ape returns to the big screen today with "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" starring James Franco and Freida Pinto, and the film already has a stron...

Summer Of The Monkeys

AP | By GLENN WHIPP | Posted 09.24.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES -- Movies have been messing with apes since a Hollywood director captured and chained that great gorilla on Skull Island and brought him t...

'Project Nim': An Experiment To Make A Monkey Human, Gone Wrong

AP | By CHRISTY LEMIRE | Posted 09.19.2011 | Home

-- The baby was taken from his mother's arms when he was only a few days old and whisked away to a distant place where he knew no one. Those who sur...

The Films We Didn't Expect To Love This Year

Posted 09.13.2011 | Home

At its halfway point, 2011 has seen a number of blockbusters already -- think "Bridesmaids," "Hangover II," "X-Men" -- but it's also seen a range of m...

Project Nim: A Cross Species Pygmalion Story

Michael Rose | Posted 09.06.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Rose

Project Nim goes inside an experiment of Herbert Terrace, a psychology professor at Columbia University, who wanted to teach a chimp sign language to see if cross-species communication was possible.

Movie Review: Project Nim - Inhuman

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.06.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

"It was the '70s," one of the participants says at one point in the documentary Project Nim, about an experiment involving a chimpanzee and human lang...

Project Nim: The Dope on a Charismatic Chimp

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.30.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Nim Chimsky, the star of a new movie, died too soon. A charming troublemaker, this chimp was the subject of an experiment in understanding language and communication.

A Tale of Two Festivals: The Kansas Silent Film Festival and The True/False Documentary Film Festival

Dan Lybarger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Dan Lybarger

One of the great things about being a film geek in Kansas City is that we are in throwing distance of a pair of two wonderful festivals that celebrate terrific movies from the past and first-rate documentaries.