Program

Film

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City

Matt Tyrnauer

SaskTel Theatre

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 through the lens of one of its greatest champions.


Citizen Jane: Battle for the City is presented in partnership with the Saskatoon chapter of Jane’s Walk—an international movement of free, volunteer-led walking conversations inspired by Jane Jacobs. Taking place on May 3-4, 2019, Jane’s Walk encourages people to share stories about their neighbourhoods, discover unseen aspects of their communities, and use walking as a way to connect with their neighbours.


Films are free with museum admission and free for members

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City

Directed by Matt Tyrnauer

2017, USA, 92 mins, G

English

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