The new film by Matt Tyrnauer (Valentino: The Last Emperor) tells the story of how urban activist and author of the classic The Death and Life of Great American Cities Jane Jacobs took on the seemingly indomitable city planners in the 1950s and 60s, principally the tyrannical master builder, Robert Moses, in a series of epic battles to rescue historic neighborhoods such as Soho, Greenwich Village, and Little Italy from the wrecking ball of Urban Renewal projects and highways, which threatened to tear them apart or obliterate them completely. In the film, Marisa Tomei and Vincent D’Onofrio provide the voices Jacobs and Moses respectively. The film will be released theatrically on April 21, 2017.
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