2017 Milwaukee Film Festival

Sept. 28 - Oct. 12

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Citizen Jane: Battle for the City

Director: Matt Tyrnauer

Film Summary

Documentary Festival Favorites | 1:32 | 2016 | USA | | View Website

In 1960s New York City, a battle raged over the soul of the city. In one corner, Jane Jacobs, the 20th century's most important urban planning theorist, with an unwavering belief that cities belonged to the people within them. In the other, city planning magnate Robert Moses, a man with a penchant for replacing stoop life with highways and towering, impersonal housing projects. An important reminder as to the power of an angry and motivated citizenry, Citizen Jane pulses to life with the chaotic heartbeat of the city it depicts.

Director Matt Tyrnauer
Cast Thomas Campanella, Mindy Fullilove, Alexander Garvin
Executive Producer
Producer Robert Hammond, Corey Reeser, Matt Trynauer, Jessica Van Garsse
Cinematographer Chris Dapkins
Editor Andrea Lewis, Daniel Morfesis

Community Partners

Colectivo Coffee, UWM School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Center for Resilient Cities