Sep
16
3:30 PM15:30

Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood - TIFF (Scotia 4)

A deliciously scandalous portrait of unsung Hollywood legend Scotty Bowers, whose bestselling memoir chronicled his decades spent as sexual procurer to the stars.

Scotty Bowers is an unsung Hollywood legend, known for catering to the sexual appetites of celebrities — straight, gay, and omnivorous — for decades. In the 1950s, he ran a gas station in the shadow of the studio lots where he'd fix up his clientele with quickies, threesomes, orgies... you name it. Then, in 2012, he finally spilled his secrets in the bestselling memoir Full Service. The book and this film reveal a dramatic counter-narrative on Hollywood's Golden Age. While the studio PR machines were promoting their stars as hetero, wholesome, and monogamous, Bowers was fulfilling their true desires.

The film begins with the book's publication. Bowers is turning 90 but has the vigour of someone decades younger. He is an unparalleled raconteur. Prepare yourself for a different take on Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Lana Turner, Ava Gardner… the list goes on. Although sex workers are often portrayed as sleazy, damaged, or degraded, Bowers defies all those negative caricatures. He's a happy-go-lucky people pleaser and a total delight to be around. We follow him over several months as he meets up with old colleagues who corroborate his outlandish tales.

Filmmaker Matt Tyrnauer has long been a student of Hollywood's secrets, coming from a show-business family and writing for Vanity Fair. His portrayal of Bowers has a touch of Grey Gardens as his subject basks in nostalgia and copes with hoarder tendencies to uncover buried documents as well as some buried life passages.

Tickets and Information: http://www.tiff.net/tiff/scotty-and-the-secret-history-of-hollywood/

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Sep
12
9:45 PM21:45

Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood - TIFF (Scotia 2)

A deliciously scandalous portrait of unsung Hollywood legend Scotty Bowers, whose bestselling memoir chronicled his decades spent as sexual procurer to the stars.

Scotty Bowers is an unsung Hollywood legend, known for catering to the sexual appetites of celebrities — straight, gay, and omnivorous — for decades. In the 1950s, he ran a gas station in the shadow of the studio lots where he'd fix up his clientele with quickies, threesomes, orgies... you name it. Then, in 2012, he finally spilled his secrets in the bestselling memoir Full Service. The book and this film reveal a dramatic counter-narrative on Hollywood's Golden Age. While the studio PR machines were promoting their stars as hetero, wholesome, and monogamous, Bowers was fulfilling their true desires.

The film begins with the book's publication. Bowers is turning 90 but has the vigour of someone decades younger. He is an unparalleled raconteur. Prepare yourself for a different take on Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Lana Turner, Ava Gardner… the list goes on. Although sex workers are often portrayed as sleazy, damaged, or degraded, Bowers defies all those negative caricatures. He's a happy-go-lucky people pleaser and a total delight to be around. We follow him over several months as he meets up with old colleagues who corroborate his outlandish tales.

Filmmaker Matt Tyrnauer has long been a student of Hollywood's secrets, coming from a show-business family and writing for Vanity Fair. His portrayal of Bowers has a touch of Grey Gardens as his subject basks in nostalgia and copes with hoarder tendencies to uncover buried documents as well as some buried life passages.

Tickets and Information: http://www.tiff.net/tiff/scotty-and-the-secret-history-of-hollywood/

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Sep
12
2:00 PM14:00

Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood - TIFF (Scotia 10)

A deliciously scandalous portrait of unsung Hollywood legend Scotty Bowers, whose bestselling memoir chronicled his decades spent as sexual procurer to the stars.

Scotty Bowers is an unsung Hollywood legend, known for catering to the sexual appetites of celebrities — straight, gay, and omnivorous — for decades. In the 1950s, he ran a gas station in the shadow of the studio lots where he'd fix up his clientele with quickies, threesomes, orgies... you name it. Then, in 2012, he finally spilled his secrets in the bestselling memoir Full Service. The book and this film reveal a dramatic counter-narrative on Hollywood's Golden Age. While the studio PR machines were promoting their stars as hetero, wholesome, and monogamous, Bowers was fulfilling their true desires.

The film begins with the book's publication. Bowers is turning 90 but has the vigour of someone decades younger. He is an unparalleled raconteur. Prepare yourself for a different take on Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Lana Turner, Ava Gardner… the list goes on. Although sex workers are often portrayed as sleazy, damaged, or degraded, Bowers defies all those negative caricatures. He's a happy-go-lucky people pleaser and a total delight to be around. We follow him over several months as he meets up with old colleagues who corroborate his outlandish tales.

Filmmaker Matt Tyrnauer has long been a student of Hollywood's secrets, coming from a show-business family and writing for Vanity Fair. His portrayal of Bowers has a touch of Grey Gardens as his subject basks in nostalgia and copes with hoarder tendencies to uncover buried documents as well as some buried life passages.

Tickets and Information: http://www.tiff.net/tiff/scotty-and-the-secret-history-of-hollywood/

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Sep
10
11:30 AM11:30

Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood - TIFF (Scotia 13)

A deliciously scandalous portrait of unsung Hollywood legend Scotty Bowers, whose bestselling memoir chronicled his decades spent as sexual procurer to the stars.

Scotty Bowers is an unsung Hollywood legend, known for catering to the sexual appetites of celebrities — straight, gay, and omnivorous — for decades. In the 1950s, he ran a gas station in the shadow of the studio lots where he'd fix up his clientele with quickies, threesomes, orgies... you name it. Then, in 2012, he finally spilled his secrets in the bestselling memoir Full Service. The book and this film reveal a dramatic counter-narrative on Hollywood's Golden Age. While the studio PR machines were promoting their stars as hetero, wholesome, and monogamous, Bowers was fulfilling their true desires.

The film begins with the book's publication. Bowers is turning 90 but has the vigour of someone decades younger. He is an unparalleled raconteur. Prepare yourself for a different take on Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Lana Turner, Ava Gardner… the list goes on. Although sex workers are often portrayed as sleazy, damaged, or degraded, Bowers defies all those negative caricatures. He's a happy-go-lucky people pleaser and a total delight to be around. We follow him over several months as he meets up with old colleagues who corroborate his outlandish tales.

Filmmaker Matt Tyrnauer has long been a student of Hollywood's secrets, coming from a show-business family and writing for Vanity Fair. His portrayal of Bowers has a touch of Grey Gardens as his subject basks in nostalgia and copes with hoarder tendencies to uncover buried documents as well as some buried life passages.

Tickets and Information: http://www.tiff.net/tiff/scotty-and-the-secret-history-of-hollywood/

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Sep
9
10:00 PM22:00

Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood - TIFF Premiere - (Scotia 2)

***WORLD PREMIERE***

A deliciously scandalous portrait of unsung Hollywood legend Scotty Bowers, whose bestselling memoir chronicled his decades spent as sexual procurer to the stars.

Scotty Bowers is an unsung Hollywood legend, known for catering to the sexual appetites of celebrities — straight, gay, and omnivorous — for decades. In the 1950s, he ran a gas station in the shadow of the studio lots where he'd fix up his clientele with quickies, threesomes, orgies... you name it. Then, in 2012, he finally spilled his secrets in the bestselling memoir Full Service. The book and this film reveal a dramatic counter-narrative on Hollywood's Golden Age. While the studio PR machines were promoting their stars as hetero, wholesome, and monogamous, Bowers was fulfilling their true desires.

The film begins with the book's publication. Bowers is turning 90 but has the vigour of someone decades younger. He is an unparalleled raconteur. Prepare yourself for a different take on Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Lana Turner, Ava Gardner… the list goes on. Although sex workers are often portrayed as sleazy, damaged, or degraded, Bowers defies all those negative caricatures. He's a happy-go-lucky people pleaser and a total delight to be around. We follow him over several months as he meets up with old colleagues who corroborate his outlandish tales.

Filmmaker Matt Tyrnauer has long been a student of Hollywood's secrets, coming from a show-business family and writing for Vanity Fair. His portrayal of Bowers has a touch of Grey Gardens as his subject basks in nostalgia and copes with hoarder tendencies to uncover buried documents as well as some buried life passages.

Tickets and Information: http://www.tiff.net/tiff/scotty-and-the-secret-history-of-hollywood/

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May
24
7:00 PM19:00

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City - Filmstreams/NUSA Conference Screening (Omaha)

Film Streams movie screening – 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City

Tickets: $9/adult, $7/senior/student/teacher/military (cost of movie ticket not included with registration) 1340 Mike Fahey Street; www.filmstreams.org

In 1960, Jane Jacobs’ book The Death and Life of Great American Cities sent shockwaves through the architecture and planning worlds with its exploration of the consequences of modern planners’ and architects’ reconfiguration of cities. Jacobs was also an activist who was involved in many fights in mid-century New York to stop “master builder” Robert Moses from running roughshod over the city. This film retraces the battles for the city as personified by Jacobs
and Moses, as urbanization moves to the very front of the global agenda. Many of the clues for formulating solutions
to the dizzying array of urban issues can be found in Jacobs’ prescient text, and a close second look at her thinking and writing about cities is very much in order. This film sets out to examine the city of today through the lens of one of its greatest champions.

http://www.intheneighborhood.org/2017-nusa-conference/

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May
19
to May 24

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City - Pickford Film Center Screenings (Bellingham, WA)

A vital, mission-driven organization dedicated to its community, PFC offers an authentic, rich and uniquely Bellingham experience in a casual and friendly environment. PFC programming brings people from all walks of life together to celebrate the joy of the moving image.
Founded in 1998 by a small group of local film fans dedicated to making high-quality cinema available in Bellingham and the entire Whatcom County region, the mission of Pickford Film Center is to provide a forum and resource for independent cinema, strengthening community through education, dialogue and the celebration of film. PFC offers year-round, independent, foreign and documentary film, world class performing arts, and related special events. We’re also proud to host special events for schools, universities and community organizations.

PFC is a dynamic, multi-dimensional arts nonprofit supported by enthusiastic members, businesses, and audiences. With over 5,000 dues paying members, PFC has more than any other cultural institution in Whatcom County. PFC is run by five full-time, ten part-time staff, and a Board of Directors. In 2014, PFC served over 83,000 individuals – that’s more than the population of Bellingham! PFC has always operated responsibly within its income, and strives to blend the best of non-profit and for profit business approaches to create growth and maintain successful operations.

Pickford Film Center was named after Mary Pickford, for a few key reasons: She was small in stature — and when we opened in 1998, our cinema was only around 80 seats. She was innovative, creative, had an entrepreneurial spirit — qualities we were drawn to as a new organization and business. She also was someone who was a bit before her time as a woman during her heyday — forming United Artists with Charlie Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks, produced her own films, and generally went where no woman had really gone before in the film industry. We appreciated this inner strength and clarity of vision and hoped we could be so driven.

As the region’s leading venue for independent film, and the only 365 day independent cinema between Seattle and Vancouver B.C., PFC serves individuals of all ages, races and socioeconomic levels. With program grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Humanities Washington, the Charlotte Martin Foundation and capital project grants from the Washington State Department of Commerce’s Building for the Arts Grant, The MJ Murdock Charitable Trust and The Rotary Club of Bellingham, PFC has a proven track record of success as both a local business and non-profit leader.

Pickford Film Center program selections are tailored to Bellingham by staff who are invested in growing Whatcom County with hearts and minds intact: entertainment, conversation, and understanding go hand in hand at Pickford Film Center.

FRIDAY, MAY 19TH
(SHOWTIMES TBD)

SATURDAY, MAY 20TH
(SHOWTIMES TBD)

SUNDAY, MAY 21ST
(SHOWTIMES TBD)

MONDAY, MAY 22ND
(SHOWTIMES TBD)

TUESDAY, MAY 23RD
(SHOWTIMES TBD)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 24TH
(SHOWTIMES TBD)

THURSDAY, MAY 25TH
(SHOWTIMES TBD)

http://www.pickfordfilmcenter.org/programs/pickford/citizen-jane-battle-for-the-city/

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Apr
30
2:00 PM14:00

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City - Hamptons "Take 2" Documentary Festival

The next scheduled Inter-Section will feature a screening of Matt Tyrnauer's documentary Citizen Jane: Battle for the City, in collaboration with the Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival. On Sunday, April 30th at 2 p.m., watch as writer and urban activist Jane Jacobs battles to save historic New York City neighborhoods during the 1960s as urban planner Robert Moses attempts to drastically alter the area. Attendees can expect a Q&A with a few special guests after the viewing.

Tickets and Details Coming Soon, Visit http://www.ht2ff.com/documentary-film-festival/

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Apr
28
7:00 PM19:00

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City - Nuart Theater (Los Angeles)

ONE WEEK ONLY

CITIZEN JANE chronicles the life and work of Jane Jacobs, author of the in uential 1961 book THE DEATH AND LIFE OF GREAT AMERICAN CITIES, and feisty urban activist. In the middle of the last century a titanic battle for how to shape the cities of the future was developing. Bureaucratic “top down” approaches to city planning were clashing dramatically with grassroots “bottom up” approaches. In New York, Jacobs—a journalist with provincial origins, no formal training in city planning and scarce institutional authority—led community opposition to the sweeping plans of “Master Builder” Robert Moses, the upper class, high prince of government and urban theory fully ensconced in New York’s halls of power and privilege. At stake was whether the city’s historic neighborhoods, including Greenwich Village, SoHo, Little Italy and TriBeCa, would stay intact or be torn apart by expressways and urban-renewal projects. The remarkable outcome is an inspiring lesson in the power of people to shape their environment, offering insights into how to face tough problems that are more timely than ever today. Directed by Matt Tyrnauer (VALENTINO: THE LAST EMPEROR). (USA, 2017)

Tickets and information coming soon.

https://www.landmarktheatres.com/los-angeles/nuart-theatre

http://www.landmarktheatres.com/FilmCalendar/Nuart_calendar_2017_0310_0511.pdf

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Apr
28
to May 2

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City - ByTowne Cinema (Ottawa)

Presented in cooperation with Jane's Walk Ottawa-Gatineau

After our screening on Saturday, April 29, local architect and heritage consultant Barry Padolsky will join us for a discussion and Q&A.

And on Sunday, April 30, there will be a Jane's Walk in the Rideau Street neighbourhood. The walk will end at the ByTowne just before our 6:30pm show. For more info on the walk, visit Jane's Walk Ottawa-Gatineau's website.

SHOWTIMES:

Fri, Apr 28, 6:50pm
Sat, Apr 29, 4:20pm
Sun, Apr 30, 6:30pm
Mon, May 1, 6:55pm
Tue, May 2, 4:30pm

TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION: http://www.bytowne.ca/movie/citizen-jane-battle-for-the-city

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Apr
21
7:00 PM19:00

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City - Carbon Arc Cinema (Halifax, NS)

dir. Matt Tyrnauer / USA / 2016 / 92 minutes

A film about cities through the lens of Jane Jacobs, author of the 1961 book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities.

In 1960 Jane Jacobs’s book The Death and Life of Great American Cities sent shockwaves through the architecture and planning worlds, with its exploration of the consequences of modern planners’ and architects’ reconfiguration of cities. Jacobs was also an activist, who was involved in many fights in mid-century New York, to stop “master builder” Robert Moses from running roughshod over the city. This film retraces the battles for the city as personified by Jacobs and Moses, as urbanization moves to the very front of the global agenda. Many of the clues for formulating solutions to the dizzying array of urban issues can be found in Jacobs’s prescient text, and a close second look at her thinking and writing about cities is very much in order. This film sets out to examine the city of today though the lens of one of its greatest champions.

Tickets On Sale Now

http://www.carbonarc.ca/events/citizen-jane

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Apr
21
to Apr 29

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City - Vancity Theater Screenings (Vancouver, BC)

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City
Impact | Vancity Theatre Screening

"Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody."

In 1960 Jane Jacobs’s book The Death and Life of Great American Cities sent shockwaves through the architecture and planning worlds, with its exploration of the consequences of modern planners’ and architects’ reconfiguration of cities. Jacobs was also an activist, who was involved in many fights in mid-century New York, to stop "master builder” Robert Moses from running roughshod over the city.

This film retraces the battles for the city as personified by Jacobs and Moses, as urbanization moves to the very front of the global agenda. Many of the clues for formulating solutions to the dizzying array of urban issues can be found in Jacobs’s prescient text, and a close second look at her thinking and writing about cities is very much in order. This film sets out to examine the city of today though the lens of one of its greatest champions.

Panel discussion to follow our Tuesday, April 25th, screening.

Screening Dates and Times:

21 April 2017 5:40 PM
24 April 2017 8:30 PM
25 April 2017 7:00 PM
26 April 2017 6:30 PM
27 April 2017 6:30 PM
29 April 2017 5:30 PM

"Fascinating… pulses with contemporary resonance… explores the scope and meaning of that overly familiar thing — the city — in ways that will box open your thinking. It’s a finely woven tapestry that feels as relevant and alive as the place you live." Owen Gleiberman, Variety

https://www.viff.org/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=fc9268-citizen-jane-battle-for-the-city

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Apr
21
12:00 AM00:00

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City - USA Theatrical Release Date

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City - United States Theatrical Release

In theaters soon, in 1960 Jane Jacobs’s book The Death and Life of Great American Cities sent shockwaves through the architecture and planning worlds, with its exploration of the consequences of modern planners’ and architects’ reconfiguration of cities. Jacobs was also an activist, who was involved in many fights in mid-century New York, to stop “master builder” Robert Moses from running roughshod over the city.  This film retraces the battles for the city as personified by Jacobs and Moses, as urbanization moves to the very front of the global agenda. Many of the clues for formulating solutions to the dizzying array of urban issues can be found in Jacobs’s prescient text, and a close second look at her thinking and writing about cities is very much in order. This film sets out to examine the city of today though the lens of one of its greatest champions.

For a listing of screenings, theaters, and ticket salesmaintained by GoWatch It, please visit this link: http://gwi.io/r5bhjd

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Apr
21
12:00 AM00:00

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City - Jane's Walk Screening (TIFF Bell Lightbox)

This timely and inspirational documentary chronicles legendary writer and urban activist Jane Jacobs’ battle to save historic NYC neighbourhoods from the draconian redevelopment plans of ruthless power broker Robert Moses in the 1960s.

Opens on April 21!

In her epochal book The Death and Life of Great American Cities, author and activist Jane Jacobs helped change the way we look at urban living. Released on the centenary of her birth, Citizen Jane focuses on Jacobs' most dramatic battle in the 1960s: when she went up against ruthless NYC power broker Robert Moses to preserve the historic neighbourhoods of Greenwich Village, Soho, and Little Italy against Moses' plans to divide (and destroy) them with expressways. Exciting and inspirational, Citizen Jane delivers a timely and much-needed lesson in how the power of the people can win out against the self-serving plans of the elite.

A percentage of proceeds from ticket sale will be donated to Jane's Walk.  Mark your calendars and stay tuned for on-sale updates.

http://www.tiff.net/films/citizen-jane/

janeswalk.org

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Apr
20
8:00 PM20:00

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City - Resource Centre for the Arts Hot Docs Showcase (St. John's, NL)

Welcome to our new documentary series: Hot Docs Showcase presented by Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival and Resource Centre for the Arts.

On April 20th, there will be a screening of Citizen Jane: Battle for the City.

This screening will be a co-presentation with Assembly. There will be a panel discussion following the screening. Panelists TBA.

http://rca.nf.ca/event/hot-docs-showcase-citizen-jane-battle-for-the-city/

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Apr
20
7:00 PM19:00

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City - Regina Advocates for Design Screening (Regina, SK)

April 20
Thursday, 7:00pm
SPECIAL EVENT – FREE ADMISSION
(USA, 2014 92 min.) STC
Presented in partnership with Regina Advocates for Design, OPEN, and Winnipeg Architecture Foundation, the current film in this series of design-oriented screenings is presented by a passionate community hoping to challenge perceptions of our built environment.

“A fascinating documentary captures the showdown, half a century ago, between the activist Jane Jacobs and the Trumpian urban planner Robert Moses…The movie features two nearly mythological antagonists. In one corner is Robert Moses, the scabrous New York power broker and construction czar who, in the years after World War II, transformed the city by gutting its poorer sections and erecting miles of concrete-slab housing projects and snaking superhighways. In the other corner is Jane Jacobs, activist and author of “The Death and Life of Great American Cities” (1961), who led an uprising against Moses’ dehumanized dream of a paved-over utopia.”- Variety

http://www.reginalibrary.ca/filmtheatre/new/?cat=5

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Apr
19
to Apr 22

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City - Thunder Bay Environmental Film Festival (Ontario)

The 8th Thunder Bay Environmental Film Festivalwill take place April 19-23, 2017. Mark your calendars for this fantastic 5 day event showcasing such incredible, hard hitting and beautiful films!

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City is honored to be a part of this festival - for tickets and showtimes, please visit the following link:

https://tbefilmf.wordpress.com/festival-information/

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Apr
12
7:30 PM19:30

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City - Gold Coast International Film Festival (Long Island)

Date: Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Bow Tie Squire Cinemas (115 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck)
Dir. Matt Tyrnauer | 2016 | USA| 92 min | Documentary

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City is a story about our global urban future, in which nearly three-fourths of the world’s population will live in cities by the end of this century, a story about our future as informed by our past. The film brings us back mid-century, on the eve of the battles for the heart and soul of American cities, about to be routed by cataclysmically destructive Urban Renewal and highway projects. One woman, Jane Jacobs, a journalist takes on the unlikely and difficult role of clashing with top urban planners and politicians to assert her believe that “people make cities, not buildings.” Like Jacob’s inspired protests within the city, the film is a battle-cry for the change citizens can create when inspired.

Tickets and Information: http://goldcoastfilmfestival.org/citizen_jane/

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Apr
9
1:00 PM13:00

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City - Flatpack Film Festival (UK)

Dir: Matt Tyrnauer
USA 2016, 92 mins
Cert: PG*

“There is no logic that can be superimposed on the city; people make it, and it is to them, not buildings, that we must fit our plans.” – Jane Jacobs

While Birmingham’s own demolition derby was in full swing, New York was also taking a car-driven, year-zero approach to its post-war planning. Their Manzoni was Robert Moses, a ‘master builder’ who wielded enormous power for decades, but who met his match in author and activist Jane Jacobs. This compelling documentary recounts their battle over Greenwich Village, and shows how this battle still shapes our cities today.

Preceded by a short introduction from architect Joe Holyoak, who will talk about Jane Jacobs’ enduring influence on the way we view the urban space.

http://flatpackfestival.org.uk/event/citizen-jane-battle-for-the-city/

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Apr
7
4:00 PM16:00

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City - Belfast Film Festival

Legendary writer and urban activist Jane Jacobs’ battle to save historic NYC neighbourhoods from the draconian redevelopment plans of Robert Moses in the 1960s.

In her epochal book The Death and Life of Great American Cities, author and activist Jane Jacobs helped change the way we look at urban living. Released on the centenary of her birth, Citizen Jane focuses on Jacobs’ most dramatic battle in the 1960s: when she went up against ruthless NYC power broker Robert Moses to preserve the historic neighbourhoods of Greenwich Village, Soho, and Little Italy against Moses’ plans to divide (and destroy) them with expressways. Exciting and inspirational, Citizen Jane delivers a timely and much-needed lesson in how the power of the people can win out against the self-serving plans of the elite.

Screening will be introduced by City Reparo.

Presented in association with Place and City Reparo

https://belfastfilmfestival.org/films/citizen-jane

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Apr
2
1:30 PM13:30

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City - Princeton Environmental Film Festival Screening

In 1960, Jane Jacob’s book The Death and Life of Great American Cities sent shockwaves through the architecture and planning worlds with its exploration of the consequences of modern planners and architects reconfiguration of cities. Jacobs was also an activist who was involved in many fights in mid-century New York to stop ‘master builder’ Robert Moses from running roughshod over the city. This film retraces the battles for the city as personified by Jacobs and Moses, as urbanization moves to the very front of the global agenda. Many of the clues for formulating solutions to the dizzying array of urban issues can be found in Jacob’s prescient text and a close second look at her thinking and writing about cities is very much in order. This film sets out to examine the city of today through the lens of one of its greatest champions.

1:30 p.m. in the Community Room, Princeton Public Library

Tickets and Information: https://www.princetonlibrary.org/peff/schedule/#jane

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Mar
30
7:00 PM19:00

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City - Cleveland International Film Festival

CITIZEN JANE: BATTLE FOR THE CITY is a story about our global urban future, in which nearly three-fourths of the world’s population will live in cities by the end of this century. It’s also a story about America’s recent urban past, in which bureaucratic, “top down” approaches to building cities have dramatically clashed with grassroots, “bottom up” approaches. The film brings us back mid-century, on the eve of the battles for the heart and soul of American cities, about to be routed by cataclysmically destructive Urban Renewal and highway projects. The film details the revolutionary thinking of Jane Jacobs, and the origins of her magisterial 1961 treatise The Death and Life of Great American Cities, in which she singlehandedly undercuts her era’s orthodox model of city planning, exemplified by the massive Urban Renewal projects of New York’s “Master Builder,” Robert Moses. Jacobs and Moses figure centrally in our story as archetypes of the “bottom up” and the “top down” vision for cities. They also figure as two larger-than-life personalities: Jacobs—a journalist with provincial origins, no formal training in city planning, and scarce institutional authority—seems at first glance to share little in common with Robert Moses, the upper class, high prince of government and urban theory fully ensconced in New York’s halls of power and privilege. Yet both reveal themselves to be master tacticians who, in the middle of the 20th century, became locked in an epic struggle over the fate of the city. – Sundance Selects / IFC Films

Tickets and Information: http://www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2017/citizen-jane-battle-for-the-city

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Mar
18
6:00 PM18:00

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City - IFHP CPH:DOX Screening (Copenhagen)

IFHP in collaboration with the annual CPH:DOX festival and Space10 invites you to our 2nd screening of the documentary 'Citizen Jane', which will be followed by a panel debate with 4 Copenhagen-based stakeholders.

Cities are popular as never before. Today 54% of the world population live in urban areas. By 2030 this number is expected to rise to 70%. But how can we accommodate so many in a limited space with limited resources, and still assure the best conditions are provided and that liveable cities are guaranteed for everyone?
 
IFHP in collaboration with the CPH:DOX and Space 10 invites you to a debate on the topic of architecture, urbanism and the good city life in the inspiring room of Space10, where we are getting together to discuss the future of life in our cities.
 
We will be hosting 2 screenings of Citizen Jane during the 2017 CPH:DOX festival. If you cannot attend this second one, please join us on the 17th of March.

http://www.ifhp.org/event/cphdox-citizen-jane-screening-panel-debate-space10

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