SPECIAL EVENT – FREE ADMISSION
(USA, 2014 92 min.) STC
Presented in partnership with Regina Advocates for Design, OPEN, and Winnipeg Architecture Foundation, the current film in this series of design-oriented screenings is presented by a passionate community hoping to challenge perceptions of our built environment.
“A fascinating documentary captures the showdown, half a century ago, between the activist Jane Jacobs and the Trumpian urban planner Robert Moses…The movie features two nearly mythological antagonists. In one corner is Robert Moses, the scabrous New York power broker and construction czar who, in the years after World War II, transformed the city by gutting its poorer sections and erecting miles of concrete-slab housing projects and snaking superhighways. In the other corner is Jane Jacobs, activist and author of “The Death and Life of Great American Cities” (1961), who led an uprising against Moses’ dehumanized dream of a paved-over utopia.”Variety