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Citizen Jane: Battle for the City (PG)

Documentary, Biography, History

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.

The critical consensus

Matt Tyrnauer’s Citizen Jane is a fascinating and surprisingly dramatic and topical affair.

****(*)Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent, 03/05/2017

The radical activist Jane Jacobs makes a compelling subject for this documentary, which details her struggle with despotic planner Robert Moses.

****(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 04/05/2017

It’s a one-sided rivalry – you can’t help but root for the plucky, progressive Jacobs.

***(*)(*)Sophie Wyatt, Little White Lies, 05/05/2017

This documentary about New York City campaigner Jane Jacobs should appeal to urban activists and architecture nerds alike.

***(*)(*)Simran Hans, The Observer, 07/05/2017

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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