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High Line Documentary To Premiere At WJCT Studios

Great Museums Television

A fascinating new film celebrating the transformation of an abandoned railway on New York’s West Side into a stunning public park is coming to Jacksonville.

Narrated by Oscar winner Susan Sarandon, the documentary Elevated Thinking: The High Line in New York City details the remarkable efforts of a group of neighborhood activists, real estate developers, philanthropists and city officials and the architects, designers, and landscapers who created this incredible model of urban imagination.

The film screens Tuesday night at WJCT Studios in a special premiere event also sponsored by CSX Transportation. Jacksonville based CSX also contributed to the High Line project.

WJCT's Melissa Ross spoke about the project with executive producer Marc Doyle.

Elevated Thinking: The High Line in New York City screens June 17 at WJCT with a reception beginning at 6 p.m. followed by the screening and a panel discussion with Marc Doyle. The film premieres on WJCT-TV on Thursday, June 19 at 8 p.m.

You can follow Melissa Ross on Twitter @MelissainJax.

Melissa Ross joined WJCT in 2009 with 20 years of experience in broadcasting, including stints in Cincinnati, Chicago, Orlando and Jacksonville. During her career as a television and radio news anchor and reporter, Melissa has won four regional Emmys for news and feature reporting.