CITIZEN JANE: Battle for the City

Jun 2- 8

Rated NR

1 Hour 32 Minutes

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. Director Matt Tyranuer (Valentino: The Last Emperor) 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.

2-Jun 1:30pm, 7:30pm
3-Jun 1:30pm, 7:30pm
4-Jun Not Shown
5-Jun Theater Closed
6-Jun 1:30pm Only
7-Jun 1:30pm, 7:30pm
8-Jun 1:30pm, 7:30pm


Jacobs argued that what looks to officialdom like disorder is actually what makes a crowded human landscape function – it’s just a more complex order. This compelling documentary lets you see the beauty she found in that complexity.” -NPR

In the context of today’s stymied political trench wars, there is inspiration to be found in Jacobs’ example of local activism, original thinking, and rational argument blossoming into useful change.” -Philadelphia Inquirer