BIFF 2019: 25. september - 3. oktober
International documentary
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Citizen Jane

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Citizen Jane: Battle for the City
USA / 2016/ 1 t. 32 min.
LANGUAGE:
engelsk
CAST:
Marisa Tomei, Vincent D'Onofrio
DIRECTOR:
Matt Tyrnauer
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Chris Dapkins
PRODUCER:
Jenny Carchman, Robert Hammond, Corey Reeser, Matt Tyrnauer, Jessica Van Garsse
No expressways on our streets!

In the 1960s, urban planners in New York wanted to tear down several neighborhoods to build expressways. Journalist and activist Jane Jacobs strongly opposed these plans, arguing they would worsen living conditions and lead to an increase in criminality. Her book "The Death and Life of Great American Cities" put urbanization at the forefront of the agenda, and its influence on the way we think about urban planning cannot be overstated. This documentary takes a closer look at Jacobs’ ideas and her struggle to save New York City.

Matt Tyrnauer

Matt Tyrnauer (USA) Selected filmography: STUDIO 54 (2018), SCOTTY AND THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD (2010), VALENTINO: THE LAST EMPEROR (2008)

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