Citizen Jane: Battle for the City
Showings
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaFri, May 26 4:00 PM Not Available
 
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaFri, May 26 6:30 PM Not Available
 
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaSat, May 27 6:00 PM Not Available
 
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaSun, May 28 3:00 PM Not Available
 
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaMon, May 29 6:15 PM Not Available
 
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaTue, May 30 1:00 PM Not Available
 
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaWed, May 31 4:00 PM Not Available
 
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaWed, May 31 8:30 PM Not Available
 
Film Info
Run Time:92 min
Director(s):Matt Tyrnauer
Country:USA
Released:2016
Rating:G
Featuring:Matt Tyrnauer
Mindy Fullilove
Alexander Garvin
Description

Once our neighbour here in the Annex, Jane Jacobs played an integral role in making sure Toronto looks and feels the way it does today; her successful opposition to the Spadina expressway helped ensure the city was for people first, and cars second. But before she moved to Toronto, Jacobs stood up to the rapid urbanization in New York City. Her 1960 book The Death and Life of Great American Cities criticized modern planners reconfiguration of cities. In particular, Jacobs went head-to-head with power broker Robert Moses who was planning destroy the city's neighbourhoods in order to create expressways. Citizen Jane follows the battle between Jacobs and Moses, her inspiring drive to fight for what is right against the rich and powerful, and her ideas on urban issues which are even more relevant today.

Join the HS Doc Club for a discussion following the Monday, May 29 screening. Taking place at The Lab (298 Brunswick Ave), the discussion will be led by Alia Scanlon, Interim Project Director of Jane's Walk.

Additional Information

Variety – “Pulses with contemporary resonance.”