Project Nim, James Marsh’s follow-up to his Oscar-winning documentary Man on Wire, is another well-told account of a lost slice of ’70s social history–this one about the chimpanzee Nim Chimpskee, who was at the center of a research project to determine whether a chimp could be raised to communicate like a human.  As the movie illustrates, neither the case study, nor Nim’s life, had a happy ending.  Read my review over at Film Journal.