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Citizen Jane: Battle for the City
Start Date: 5/20/2017Start Time: 9:15 PM
End Date: 5/20/2017End Time: 9:45 PM
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Event Description:

The historic tale of Jane Jacobs’ battle for the future of New York
Limited screenings

A film by Matt Tyrnauer
Featuring: Jane Jacobs, Robert Moses

US | 2016 | 92 min | History, Documentary | Not Rated
English with no subtitles

Citizen Jane
is a timely tale of what can happen when engaged citizens fight the power for the sake of a better world. Director Matt Tyranuer (Valentino: The Last Emperor) vividly brings to life Jane Jacobs’ 1960s showdown with ruthless construction kingpin Robert Moses over his plan to raze lower Manhattan to make way for a highway, a dramatic struggle over the very soul of the neighborhood. Arguably no one did more to shape our understanding of the modern American city than Jane Jacobs, the visionary activist and writer who fought to preserve urban communities in the face of destructive development projects.

Producer(s): Troy Benjamin, Jenny Carchman, Robert Hammond
Cinematography: Chris Dapkins, Nick Higgins
Music: Jane Antonia Cornish
Editing: Daniel Morfesis

“Mr. Tyrnauer has heightened the human drama by focusing on Jacobs, an improbable David to Moses’s Goliath.” – Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal | full review 

“A finely woven tapestry that feels as relevant and alive as the place you live.” – Owen Gleiberman, Variety | full review 

“Anyone seeking a demonstration of how completely orthodoxy and heresy can change places need look no further than the brisk documentary Citizen Jane: Battle for the City.” – Kenneth Turan, LA Times | full review

Location Information:
Tower Theater  (View Map)
1508 S.W. 8th Street
Miami, FL 33135
Phone: (305) 643-8706
Contact Information:
Name: Orlando Rojas
Phone: (305) 237-2463
Admission Information
$11.50, General Admission
$ 9,00, Students, Seniors, MDC Staff
$ 7.00, Tower Theater and Miami Film Society members, MDC Students.
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Free public parking lots behind the theater
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