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NOW SHOWING CLUB: Citizen Jane: Battle for the City

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Old Bank Building

Hanover Street

Manchester

M4 4AH

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In 1960 Jane Jacobs’ 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 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’ 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 though the lens of one of its greatest champions.

Running time: 1h 32m.


Now Showing Club is Manchester’s first dedicated documentary cinema and will be showcasing 50 films from Dogwoof’s back catalogue in 2019. Visitors can expect a curated selection of titles which have received 24 Oscar nominations, including Free Solo, Minding the Gap, RBG, The Act of Killing and Blackfish.

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Old Bank Building

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M4 4AH

United Kingdom

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