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Citizen Jane Film Festival
October 15, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm$10 – $12
PURCHASE TICKETS Join us for a film festival on the arts, urban regeneration and community preservation. Eight inspiring films and thoughtful conversation about how ordinary citizens – YOU – can help shape our beloved Park City’s future. SURVIVAL OF A SMALL CITY An award winning documentary about South Norwalk’s struggle to pull itself out of economic decline and contend with the effects of gentrification. Nancy Salzer & Pablo Frasconi (1986) 58 minutes THE LAST DANCE ON THE MAIN An animated documentary on the demolition of a row of historic buildings on Montreal’s St. Laurent Boulevard, also known as “The Main”, by politicians and building developers, and the resistance put up by the burlesque artists and the local community. Aristofanis Soulikias (2014) 4 minutes THE PARK THAT KIDS BUILT Follows a group of children who, in their efforts to get a neighborhood park, learn how to work with each other and within their community. The children circulate petitions, lobby, and, with the help of some business people, succeed in raising enough money to purchase some vacant lots and turn them into a park. Linda Jassim (1981) 19 minutes HOW PUBLIC SPACES MAKE CITIES WORK As New York’s Chief City Planner under the Bloomberg administration, Amanda Burden led revitalization of some of the city’s most familiar features from the High Line to the Brooklyn waterfront. Amanda Burden TED Talk (2014) 18 minutes TRANSFORM YOUR CITY WITH TACTICAL URBANISM Tired of waiting for local governments to fix dangerous conditions, everyday citizens in many cities are practicing DIY traffic-calming to make streets safer for walking and biking. Some are forming “Departments of Transformation” to show others how to implement low-cost interventions, like traffic cones, to slow drivers down. Clarence Eckerson, Jr. (2017) 8 minutes SNOWY NECKDOWNS REDUX: WINTER TRAFFIC CALMING In many ways the snow acts like tracing paper on our streets and records road user movements: at each intersection where the snow ends up piled can teach us a lot about where people drive and chose to walk. It’s a great experiment that costs no money and anyone can play traffic engineer. Clarence Eckerson, Jr. (2011) 3 minutes HOW TO REVIVE A NEIGHBORHOOD WITH IMAGINATION, BEAUTY AND ART An inspiring TED Talk by Theaster Gates, artist and social activist remixing his neighborhood and disrupting conventional thinking around city planning and community building on the south side of Chicago. Theaster Gates TED Talk (2015) 17 minutes CITIZEN JANE: BATTLE FOR THE CITY A new documentary about a rebellious woman, local NYC resident, Jane Jacobs who in the 1950’s and 60’s took on the powerful developer Robert Moses, and won! Citizen Jane is a timely tale of what can happen when engaged citizens fight the power for the sake of a better world. Matt Tyranuer/Robert Hammond (2016) 93 minutes