Baconfest 4: Series 4

Engaging dialogue about urban planning!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The City of Calgary presents:

Baconfest 4: Series 4

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 @ 5:30 PM
Globe Cinema - 617 8th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB
FREE Admission

Calgary’s favorite Urban Planning Film Festival returns for a fourth year with screenings February 1,8,15 and 22.

The brainchild of Rollin Stanley, Baconfest promises thought provoking screenings and conversations in celebration of renowned architect and planner Ed Bacon. Oh, and there's actual bacon too!

Presented in partnership with: Alberta Professional Planners Institute (APPI), Calgary Foundation, Calgary Public Library, Calgary Underground Film Festival, and DIRTT Environmental Solutions

Doors 5:30pm, films + discussion 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. for all events.

All screenings are free and open to the public. Space is limited; first come, first serve.

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City (Matt Tyrnauer | 2016 | 92 min)

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City, is a film about cities through the lens of Jane Jacobs, author of the 1961 book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities. This film retraces the battles for the New York City as personified by Jacobs and city planner Robert Moses, as urbanization moves to the very front of the global agenda. Many of the clues for formulating solutions to the dizzying array of urban issues can be found in Jacobs's prescient text, and a close second look at her thinking and writing about cities is very much in order. This film sets out to examine the city of today though the lens of one of its greatest champions. 



February 1: John Dutton Theatre (2nd Floor, Calgary Central Library)
The Nature of Cities (2010) Dir. Charles Davis. (40 min)
Elevated Thinking – The High Line in New York City (2014) GreatMuseams TV (56 min)

February 8: John Dutton Theatre (2nd Floor, Calgary Central Library)
Everything Will Be (2013) Dir. Julia Kwan. (85 Min)

February 15: John Dutton Theatre (2nd Floor, Calgary Central Library)
A Convenient Truth: Urban Solutions from Curitiba, Brazil (2006)
Dir. Giovanni Vaz Del Bello. (52m)

February 22: Globe Theatre (617 8th Avenue SW)
Citizen Jane: Battle for the City (2016) Dir. Matt Tyrnauer. (92m) 

About Baconfest

The brain-child of Planning, Development & Assessment General Manager Rollin Stanley, Baconfest was originally intended as one-time film festival in 2014 to celebrate a short film series created by Ed Bacon. The event was so well received by Calgarians that it became an annual film festival celebrating and exploring urbanism in all its forms.

Who is Edmund Bacon?

Ed Bacon is the only city planner to grace the cover page of time magazine in 1964, and on the cover of Life in 1965. While he may be known as the father of Kevin Bacon, the impact of Edmund's work helped shape the landscape of the City of Philadelphia, where he served as the head of the planning commission for two decades beginning in 1949. In retirement, he undertook an extensive four part series titled "Understanding Cities" beginning in 1981.

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