Florida Premiere

DIRECTED BY Matt Tyrnauer

Country: USA
Language: English

Running Time: 92min
Film Year: 2016
Category: Knight Documentary Achievement Award

The late, great Jane Jacobs, author of the seminal The Death and Life of Great American Cities, helped change the way we look at urban living. In the 1960s she led a citizens’ movement against ruthless developer Robert Moses, who wanted to build a highway through the New York City neighborhoods of Little Italy, SoHo and Greenwich Village. The battle against Moses saved those neighborhoods and serves as a model for standing up to powerful bullies and defending minority communities.

Citizen Jane’s Matt Tyrnauer previously directed Valentino: The Last Emperor—the Festival’s 2009 opening night film—and has spent the last two years working on a Miami-based project.


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Director: Matt Tyrnauer
Producer: Matt Tyrnauer, Robert Hammond, Corey Reeser, Jessica Van Garsse
Executive Producer: Bernard Lagrange, Pierre Lagrange, Juliet Page

Music: Jane Antonia Cornish
Cinematographer: Chris Dapkins
Editor: Daniel Morfesis, Andrea Lewis

Matt Tyrnauer

Matt Tyrnauer is a documentary producer and director. His credits include Miami Film Festival 2009 Opening Night selection Valentino: The Last Emperor (08), Citizen Jane: Battle Cry for the City (16) and the short documentary “Jean Nouvel: Reflections” (16).