Digital Gym On The Blvd: "Citizen Jane: Battle For The City"

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Digital Gym On The Blvd: "Citizen Jane: Battle For The City"
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After work placemaking gathering & talk with placemakers from the El Cajon Boulevard BIA, City Heights Coffee House, Urban Collaborative Project, and more!

The Digital Gym on the Blvd is an on-going film series highlighting films that speak directly to issues affecting San Diego residents. Each screening will feature a guest speaker and discussion opportunities. Presented by the NEA.

Citizen Jane is a timely tale of what can happen when engaged citizens fight the power for the sake of a better world. Arguably no one did more to shape our understanding of the modern American city than Jane Jacobs, the visionary activist and writer who fought to preserve urban communities in the face of destructive development projects. Director Matt Tyranuer (Valentino: The Last Emperor) vividly brings to life Jacobs' 1960s showdown with ruthless construction kingpin Robert Moses over his plan to raze lower Manhattan to make way for a highway, a dramatic struggle over the very soul of the neighborhood.

Critic Quotes: “In the context of today's stymied political trench wars, there is inspiration to be found in Jacobs' example of local activism, original thinking, and rational argument blossoming into useful change.” - Philadelphia Inquirer
“Tyrnauer transforms what could be a staid profile film into an urgent story about the dangers of "urban renewal," something Jacobs herself would admire.” - April Wolfe, L.A. Weekly
“A fascinating documentary captures the showdown, half a century ago, between the activist Jane Jacobs and the Trumpian urban planner Robert Moses: a fight for the future of New York.” - Variety

Runtime: 92 minutes
Rating: UR
Director: Matt Tyrnauer
Country: USA
Language: English

Showtimes:
Tuesday, May 23rd - 5:30pm
After the screening we will have a work placemaking gathering & talk with placemakers from the El Cajon Boulevard Business Improvement Association, City Heights Coffee House, The Urban Collaborative Project, and more!

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fwf5h3MIdRs

FILM TICKETS:
$11 General Admission / $8.50 Students & Seniors / $7.50 Members.
Only at Digital Gym CINEMA in North Park.
2921 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104.
(Off 805 Freeway on corner of 30th Street and El Cajon Blvd.)
CINEMA INFO:
info@mediaartscenter.org / 619-230-1938
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