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Citizen Jane: Battle for the City
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Citizen Jane: Battle for the City

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Writer and urban activist Jane Jacobs fights to save historic New York City during the ruthless redevelopment era of urban planner Robert Moses in the 1960s.
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The Sunday Age
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June 30, 2017

A bracing, insightful study of how cities are made and sometimes destroyed.
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Chicago Reader
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May 25, 2017

Most good documentaries are powered by conflict, and you couldn't ask for a struggle more elemental or relevant to our time than the one chronicled in Citizen Jane: Battle for the City.
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Minneapolis Star Tribune
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May 11, 2017

This straightforward and bracingly optimistic documentary explains the ways that shaping politics and wielding power can ease urban decline or inflate it.
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Detroit News
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June 02, 2017

Tyrnauer uses a ton of archival footage to tell his story, and brings it in at a brisk 92 minutes.
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Washington Post
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May 04, 2017

The movie is scored like a thriller, seemingly building to some terrifying conclusion. And, in a way, it does ...
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Irish Times
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June 14, 2017

A timely warning against big-block buildings with empty ground-floor shop units, nonetheless.
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Mark Reviews Movies
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May 11, 2017

[It] feels like a visualized term paper.
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Salt Lake Tribune
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June 22, 2017

A plucky intellectual takes on New York's most powerful builder in Citizen Jane: Battle for the City, an engrossing documentary that details a historical conflict that is being repeated around the world today.
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Austin Chronicle
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June 29, 2017

Like his previous film, Valentino: The Last Emperor, about the famous fashion designer, director Matt Tyrnauer takes on a fascinating subject yet mostly consolidates existing information without adding much to our knowledge base.
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The Film Stage
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May 11, 2017

It's his depiction of the adversarial relationship between those making decisions and those affected by them that hits home.
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Boston Globe
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June 01, 2017

She was also one tough cookie who appreciated a good fight. A bit more internal tussle would have both better honored her spirit and made for a better documentary.
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Philadelphia Inquirer
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May 03, 2017

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.
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