Citizen Jane: Battle for the City with Q & A with Roberta Gratz
Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 7:15 p.m.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 8:45 p.m. EDT
Norfolk, VA, United States
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Matt Tyrnauer’s (Valentino, The Last Emperor) new film, Citizen Jane, explores an overlooked chapter in New York City’s history, and the history of social activism through this absorbing documentary about Jane Jacobs, the author of the classic The Death and Life of Great American Cities.
In the 1950s and ’60s, Jane Jacobs, the author of the 1961 classic The Death and Life of Great American Cities, took on seemingly indomitable city planners, principally tyrannical master builder Robert Moses, in a series of epic battles over historic neighborhoods such as Soho, Greenwich Village, and Little Italy. Working to protect beloved areas from the wrecking ball of urban renewal projects and highways that threatened to tear them apart or obliterate them completely, she championed the role of local residents in decision-making and ultimately influenced approaches to public transit, urban design, and public policy.
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There will be a discussion and Q&A with the award-winning journalist and urban critic Roberta Gratz following the film.
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