Street Fight

Cory Booker, a 32-year-old Rhodes Scholar and Yale Law School graduate runs for mayor of Newark, NJ against a four-term incumbent twice his age.

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Series
POV
Premiere Date
July 5, 2005
Length
90 minutes
Funding Initiative
Open Call
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    2005 Silverdocs-Audience Award
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    2005 Tribeca Film Festival-Audience Award
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    2005 International Documentary Association (IDA)-Donnet Award
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    2006 Academy Awards-Best Documentary Feature
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    2006 News and Documentary Emmy Awards-Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story
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    Producer/Director

    Marshall Curry

    Marshall Curry is a two-time Academy Award-nominated documentary director. He got his start directing, shooting, and editing Street Fight, which follows Cory Booker's first run for mayor of Newark, NJ. It aired on PBS, the BBC, HBO Latin America, and was nominated for an Academy Award and an Emmy. After Street Fight, Curry was the director and producer, as Show more well as one of the cinematographers and editors, of Racing Dreams, which follows two boys and a girl who dream of racing in NASCAR. The film won numerous awards, including Best Documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival, and is being developed into a fiction film by Dreamworks. Curry's third documentary (director, editor, writer), If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front, follows an environmentalist who faced life in prison for burning two timber facilities. It won the Sundance Film Festival award for Best Documentary Editing and was nominated for an Academy Award. Most recently, Curry was Executive Producer (and additional editor) of Mistaken for Strangers, a heartbreaking comedy rock-doc about sibling rivalry in the band The National. It was the opening night film at the Tribeca Film Festival, where it received rave reviews. Show less

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    The Film

    Street Fight follows the turbulent campaign of Cory Booker, a 32-year-old Rhodes Scholar and Yale Law School graduate running for mayor of Newark, NJ against a four-term incumbent twice his age. An urban David and Goliath story, this is a chronicle of a young man's struggle against an entrenched political machine, shedding light on issues of democracy, power, poverty, and race.

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