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Citizen Jane: Battle for the City | 2017 Architecture and Design Films Showcase

25 Jun 2017

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Sun, June 25, 2017 at 3PM

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$10

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Our third edition of the Architecture and Design Films Showcase presents twelve new films that show how design and architecture are crucial to feeding our public imagination.

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Citizen Jane is a timely tale of what can happen when engaged citizens fight the power for the sake of a better world.

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. The film vividly brings to life 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. (2016, 92 min, digital)

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