Citizen Jane: Battle for the City 15+, unless accompanied by an adult

Documentary | Feature
Director  Matt Tyrnauer
United States | 92 mins | 2017

South Australian Premiere

David vs. Goliath in New York.

What is a city and how should it serve its inhabitants? That’s the central question in this invigorating portrait of journalist-activist Jane Jacobs (1916–2006), author of landmark 1961 book The Death and Life of Great American Cities. Director Matt Tyrnauer (Valentino: The Last Emperor) skilfully weaves archive and contemporary interviews to chart Jacobs’ campaign for citizen’s rights and her long-running clash with Trump-like New York urban planner Robert Moses. Citizen Jane … has much to say about the cities we live in today.

"A celebration of grassroots activism and a cry for community." – (Observer , U.K.)

Director Matt Tyrnauer | Producer Robert Hammond, Corey Reeser, Jessica Van Garsse | Editor Daniel Morfesis | Composer Jane Antonia Cornish | Cinematographer Chris Dapkins, Nick Higgins, Paul Morris | Cast Marisa Tomei, Vincent D'Onofrio