“Citizen Jane: Battle for the City” (May 19-25) – Last Chance Indies!

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“Citizen Jane: Battle for the City” (May 19-25) – Last Chance Indies!

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Arguably no one did more to shape understanding of the modern American city than Jane Jacobs, the visionary activist and author of “The Death and Life of Great American Cities” who fought to preserve urban communities in the face of destructive development projects.

** Tuesday, May 23rd –  after the 5:30pm screening we will have a work placemaking gathering & talk with placemakers from the El Cajon Boulevard Business Improvement Association, City Heights Coffee House, The Urban Collaborative Project, and more!

 

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.

 

Critic Quotes:

“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

“Tyrnauer transforms what could be a staid profile film into an urgent story about the dangers of “urban renewal,” something Jacobs herself would admire.” – April Wolfe, L.A. Weekly

“A fascinating documentary captures the showdown, half a century ago, between the activist Jane Jacobs and the Trumpian urban planner Robert Moses: a fight for the future of New York.” – Variety

 

 

Runtime: 92 minutes

Rating: UR

Director: Matt Tyrnauer

Country: USA

Language: English

 

Showtimes:

Friday, May 19:  11:00AM, 3:15, 7:30

Saturday, May 20: 1:15, 5:30

Sunday, May 21: 11:00AM, 3:15

Monday, May 22: 11:00AM, 3:15, 7:30

Tuesday, May 23: 1:15, 5:30**

Wednesday, May 24: 11:00AM, 3:15

Thursday, May 25: 1:15, 5:30

 

 

 

 This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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FILM TICKETS:

$11 General Admission / $8.50 Students & Seniors / $7.50 Members. Tickets available at box office or online:

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Only at Digital Gym CINEMA in North Park.

2921 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104.

(Off 805 Freeway on corner of 30th Street and El Cajon Blvd.)

CINEMA INFO:

info@mediaartscenter.org / 619-230-1938

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