Street Fight

Directed, Produced, Photographed, Written & Edited by Marshall Curry

NOMINEE
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
ACADEMY AWARD
2005
WINNER
AUDIENCE AWARD
TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL
WINNER
DONNET AWARD
INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY ASSOCIATION
NOMINEE
DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY AWARD
WRITER'S GUILD OF AMERICA
WINNER
AUDIENCE AWARD
HOTDOCS FILM FESTIVAL
WINNER
BEST INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY JURY PRIZE
HOTDOCS FILM FESTIVAL
WINNER
AUDIENCE AWARD
SILVER DOCS FILM FESTIVAL
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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.

Press

The best American political documentary since 1993's The War Room.

The Washington Post

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.

Variety

Engrossing...Pulls no punches.

The New York Times

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...

Los Angeles Weekly

Extraordinary... In brief, Marshall Curry, the young director of Street Fight, has hit the documentary jackpot.

The New Yorker

An electrifying, suspenseful film, full of street-level political drama.

Salon.com

Compelling and occasionally mind-boggling... Curry's picture is a must see. (Out of four stars)

Philadelphia Inquirer

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Marshall Curry, Academy-Award Nominated Director, Street Fight