Citizen Jane: Battle for the City 15+, unless accompanied by an adult
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
Matt Tyrnauer's feature film, Valentino: The Last Emperor, premiered at the 2008 Venice Film Festival and had its North American debut at the Toronto International Film Festival. It won the top documentary prize at the Chicago Film Festival. It was one of the highest-grossing documentaries in 2010, and was short-listed for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Tyrnauer is a partner at Altimeter Films, a Los Angeles-based entertainment company, which he co-founded with producer Corey Reeser. He is currently at work on the HBO dramatic adaptation of his Vanity Fair article “Once Upon a Time in Beverly Hills,” which he is set to direct; Scotty, about Scotty Bowers and the secret history of sex in Hollywood in the pre-Stonewall era; and Studio 54, about the legendary disco and the era it defines.