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Art Of Recovery

In 2011, an earthquake nearly destroyed Christchurch, New Zealand , flattening two thousand buildings in the city’s center alone. But, while city officials endlessly deliberated master plans, groups of artists, activists and entrepreneurs revitalized the city using art installations, pop up shops, cafes, and small businesses. The story of their efforts is inspiring for any city: citizen activists rolling up their sleeves to rebuild the city they call home. Art of Recovery, the film that tells their story, headlines the New Urbanism Film Festival’s opening night on Thursday October 6th, at the ACME Theatre 135 N La Brea Ave, playing at 8pm.