Citizen Jane: Battle for the City
Showings
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaFri, May 26 4:00 PM Buy
 
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaFri, May 26 6:30 PM Buy
 
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaSat, May 27 6:00 PM Buy
 
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaSun, May 28 3:00 PM Buy
 
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaMon, May 29 6:15 PM Buy
 
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaTue, May 30 1:00 PM Buy
 
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaWed, May 31 4:00 PM Buy
 
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaWed, May 31 8:30 PM Buy
 
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaThu, Jun 1 6:30 PM Buy
 
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.

Additional Information

Variety – “Pulses with contemporary resonance.”