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Citizen Jane: Battle for the City - Baconfest Screening (Calgary)

We are extremely excited to be a part of Baconfest this year!
Please join us at the FREE screening of CITIZEN JANE: BATTLE FOR THE CITY.

Calgary’s favorite Urban Planning Film Festival returns for a fourth year with screenings February 1,8,15 and 22.

The brainchild of Rollin Stanley, Baconfest promises thought provoking screenings and conversations in celebration of renowned architect and planner Ed Bacon. Oh, and there's actual bacon too!

Presented in partnership with: Alberta Professional Planners Institute (APPI), Calgary Foundation, Calgary Public Library, Calgary Underground Film Festival, and DIRTT Environmental Solutions

Doors 5:30pm, films + discussion 6:00 — 8:00 p.m. for all events

Directed by Matt Tyrnauer
USA — 92 MINUTES — 2016 — COLOUR — B&W

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City, is 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.

This event is free, and open to the public.