Citizen Jane: Battle For The City

Date: Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Bow Tie Squire Cinemas (115 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck)

Dir. Matt Tyrnauer | 2016 | USA| 92 min | Documentary

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City
is a story about our global urban future, in which nearly three-fourths of the world’s population will live in cities by the end of this century, a story about our future as informed by our past. The film brings us back mid-century, on the eve of the battles for the heart and soul of American cities, about to be routed by cataclysmically destructive Urban Renewal and highway projects. One woman, Jane Jacobs, a journalist takes on the unlikely and difficult role of clashing with top urban planners and politicians to assert her believe that “people make cities, not buildings.” Like Jacob’s inspired protests within the city, the film is a battle-cry for the change citizens can create when inspired.

“A fascinating documentary captures the showdown, half a century ago, between the activist Jane Jacobs and the Trumpian urban planner Robert Moses: a fight for the future of New York”Variety

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