Citizen Jane: Battle for the City
Location: Redstone Theater
With director Matt Tyrnaeur in person
Dir. Matt Tyrnaeur. 2017, 92 mins. DCP courtesy IFC Films. Jane Jacobs, author of the highly influential 1961 book The Death and Life of Great American Cities, had a grassroots “bottom up” vision of urban planning that was diametrically opposed to that of New York City’s “Master Builder” Robert Moses. The thrilling struggle between these two visionaries is at the heart of Matt Tyrnaeur’s riveting documentary Citizen Jane: Battle for the City. More relevant than ever, as cities around the world become increasingly crowded, Citizen Jane offers a playbook, courtesy of Jane Jacobs, for organizing communities and speaking the truth to entrenched and seemingly insurmountable powers.
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