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Citizen Jane – a Hot Docs Showcase / Paved Presentation
April 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CST$10.00
Citizen Jane: Battle for the City
April 18th at 7 PM – Broadway Theatre
On April 18th, join us as we look at how to make great cities, through through the story of legendary writer and urban activist Jane Jacobs.
In her book The Death and Life of Great American Cities, author and activist Jane Jacobs helped change the way we look at urban living. Released on the centenary of her birth, Citizen Jane focuses on Jacobs’ most dramatic battle in the 1960s: when she went up against ruthless NYC power broker Robert Moses to preserve the historic neighbourhoods of Greenwich Village, Soho, and Little Italy against Moses’ plans to divide (and destroy) them with expressways. Exciting and inspirational, Citizen Jane delivers a timely and much-needed lesson in how the power of the people can shape the places they call home.
View Trailer – https://vimeo.com/205081591