2005, 82 min, Video / 35mm
Street Fight chronicles the bare-knuckles race for Mayor of Newark, N.J. between Cory Booker, a 32-year-old Rhodes Scholar/Yale Law School grad, and Sharpe James, the four-term incumbent and undisputed champion of New Jersey politics.
The Washington Post
The best American political documentary since 1993's The War Room.
It's a hard fast film that needs airing now... Street Fight is briskly edited, imaginatively scored by James Baxter and vastly entertaining... Even if you know the outcome, Street Fight will keep you on the edge of your seat.
The New York Times
Engrossing...Pulls no punches.
Los Angeles Weekly
Street Fight amasses the cumulative tension of a crackerjack suspense thriller... It is filmmaking of the first order, a movie with the power to turn hearts, change minds...
The New Yorker
Extraordinary... In brief, Marshall Curry, the young director of Street Fight, has hit the documentary jackpot.
An electrifying, suspenseful film, full of street-level political drama.
Compelling and occasionally mind-boggling... Curry's picture is a must see. (Out of four stars)
Marshall Curry, Academy-Award Nominated Director, Street Fight