Jubilant June Films
CITIZEN JANE: BATTLE FOR THE CITY
Directed by Matt Tyranuer
Citizen Jane is a timely tale of what can happen when engaged citizens fight the powerful for the sake of a better world. Arguably no one did more to shape our understanding of the modern American city than Jane Jacobs, the visionary activist and writer who fought to preserve urban communities in the face of destructive development projects. Director Matt Tyranuer (Valentino: The Last Emperor) vividly brings to life Jacobs’ 1960s showdown with ruthless construction kingpin Robert Moses over his plan to raze lower Manhattan to make way for a highway. This resulted in a dramatic struggle over the very soul of the neighborhood.
WATCH THE TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fwf5h3MIdRs
Chuck Wepner (played with humor and pathos by Liev Schreiber) was a liquor salesman and father with a modest prizefighting career who was chosen to fight the greatest, Mohammed Ali in a 1975 much-publicized title match. He went 15 rounds and became the real life inspiration for Rocky Balboa. His fifteen minutes of fame caused exhilarating highs and humbling lows and then he became an afterthought. A human tale of resilience and redemption.
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The latest from legendary director Ken Loach is a gripping, human tale about the impact one man can make. Gruff but goodhearted, Daniel Blake is a man out of time: a widowed woodworker who’s never owned a computer; he lives according to his own common sense moral code. But after a heart attack leaves him unable to work and the state welfare system fails him, the stubbornly self-reliant Daniel must stand up and fight for his dignity, leading a one-man crusade for compassion that will transform the lives of a struggling single mother (Hayley Squires) and her two children. Graced with humor and heart, I, Daniel Blake is a moving, much-needed reminder of the power of empathy from one of the world’s greatest living filmmakers
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Cynthia Nixon delivers a triumphant performance as Emily Dickinson as she personifies the wit, intellectual independence and pathos of the poet whose genius only came to be recognized after her death. Acclaimed British director Terence Davies (House of Mirth, The Deep Blue Sea) exquisitely evokes Dickinson’s deep attachment to her close knit family along with the manners, mores and spiritual convictions of her time that she struggled with and transcended in her poetry.
WATCH THE TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=offpkwG9zbA