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A young Jane Fonda takes on Broadway in new documentary footage

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Many actors, writers, and directors go their entire careers without anyone deeming them interesting enough to be the subject of a documentary. Jane Fonda became the focus of one at the age of 24.

People has debuted a clip of Jane, a documentary that followed Jane Fonda before she rose to prominence in film and while she was still more recognizable as the daughter of Henry Fonda.

Fonda began her career acting on the stage, including a staring role in The Fun Couple in 1962. Director D.A. Pennebaker documented Fonda’s preparation for the role in Jane, as well as her work on the show with director Andréas Voutsinas, her boyfriend at the time.

Finally, the full film has surfaced and is now available in its entirety to watch on the streaming service SundanceNow Doc Club.

Watch the clip over at People ahead of the film’s launch for a rare peek into the earliest days of Fonda’s career.

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