Courtesy of IFC Films. A Sundance Selects release.

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City

Copresented by the American Institute of Architects, Los Angeles

Citizen Jane celebrates the work of urbanist Jane Jacobs, who famously said, “Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” In three suspenseful acts, Citizen Jane highlights the war between Robert Moses, the mid-20th-century “master builder” of the New York metropolitan area, and activist Jacobs over the fate of New York City, showing how two opposing visions of city planning continue to ripple across the world stage. (2016, dir. Matt Tyrnauer, 92 min.)

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Matt Tyrnauer.

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