Film

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City

Jun 25 2017
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Part of
2017 Architecture and Design Films Showcase
Description
dir. Matt Tyrnauer
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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Credits

In partnership with AIGA and SF Design Week.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is grateful to the City of San Francisco for its ongoing support.

YBCA Programs in 16–17 are made possible in part by:
The James Irvine Foundation

Additional Funding for YBCA Programs 16–17:
National Endowment for the Arts, Adobe, Abundance Foundation, Gaia Fund, Grosvenor, and Members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Lead Image: Courtesy IFC Films.