For forty uninterrupted years, Robert Moses was the most powerful man in New York. Though never elected to office, he manipulated those who were through a mix of guile, charm and intimidation.
Motivated at first by a determination to improve the lives of New York City’s workers, he created new parks, new bridges and 627 miles of expressway to connect the people to the great outdoors. But in the 1950s, groups of citizens at grass roots began to organize against his schemes and against the motor car, campaigning for a very different idea of what a city was and for what it should be.
Directed by Nicholas Hytner and Jamie Armitage
Scenic and Costume Design by Bob Crowley
Lighting Design by Jessica Hung Han Yun
Sound Design by George Dennis
Music Composition by George Fenton
Starring Ralph Fiennes, David Bromley, Alana Maria, Guy Paul, Judith Roddy, Helen Schlesinger, Mary Stillwagon Stewart, Danny Webb