Street Fight (film)


Street Fight (film)

Infobox Film
name = Street Fight


caption = Promotional poster for "Street Fight"
writer = Marshall Curry
starring =
director = Marshall Curry
producer = Marshall Curry
distributor = Marshall Curry Productions
released = 2005
runtime = 83 min
language = English
budget =
imdb_id = 0457496

"Street Fight" is a documentary by filmmaker Marshall Curry, chronicling Cory Booker's 2002 campaign against Sharpe James for mayor of Newark, New Jersey. Other credits include Rory Kennedy (executive producer), Liz Garbus (executive producer), Mary Manhardt (additional editor), Marisa Karplus (associate producer), and Adam Etline (story consultant).

The film details the hard-fought mayoral campaign by a young community activist and City Council member against a 16-year incumbent mayor with a powerful political machine. The documentary follows Booker and several of his campaign workers from their early days of door-knocking on Newark streets through the campaign's dramatic conclusion. Toward the end, Curry captures on film attempts by Mayor Sharpe James and city employees, including police and "code enforcement," to sabotage Booker's campaign, using tactics that include shutting down local businesses that hold Booker fundraisers, demoting city workers who support Booker, and demolishing Booker signs, in what becomes a true urban political "street fight."

"Street Fight" screened at the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival and was later aired on the PBS series "P.O.V." on July 5, 2005, and CBC Newsworld in Canada on May 7, 2006.

Aftermath

Booker fell short in his 2002 bid to unseat incumbent Sharpe James. In 2006, James decided not to run for a sixth term of office, and Booker defeated Ronald Rice, winning over 70% of the vote. On July 1, 2006, Booker was sworn in as the 36th mayor of Newark. James continued to serve in the New Jersey State Senate until 8 January 2008.

References

External links

* [http://www.marshallcurry.com/ "Street Fight" website]
* [http://www.corybooker.com/ "Cory Booker Campaign" website]
* [http://www.ci.newark.nj.us/City_Government/Meet%20_the_mayor.htm Newark Mayor official website]
* [http://www.pbs.org/pov/streetfight PBS's series P.O.V.'s web site for "Street Fight"]
* [http://www.tribecafilmfestival.org/tixSYS/filmguide/eventnote.php?EventNumber=1532&FullNote=1 Tribeca Film Festival entry of "Street Fight"]
* [http://www.videodetective.com/movies/STREET_FIGHT/trailer/P00321098.htm "Street Fight" trailer]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Street Fighter (film) — For the unrelated 1974 Sonny Chiba film, see The Street Fighter. For the animated film, see . Infobox Film name = Street Fighter imdb id =0111301 caption = Street Fighter Theatrical Poster writer =Steven E. de Souza starring =Jean Claude Van… …   Wikipedia

  • Street Fight — may refer to:* Street Fight (film), about the 2002 Newark, New Jersey mayoral election * Coonskin (film), a 1975 animated film, re released under the title Street Fight *Street fighting, hand to hand fighting in public placesee also*Street… …   Wikipedia

  • Street Fighter (disambiguation) — Street Fighter is a Japanese media franchise.Street Fighter may also refer to: *Streetfighter, a type of customized motorcycle * Street Fighter (1994 film), a 1994 film adaptation based on the video games * Street Fighter (TV series), a TV series …   Wikipedia

  • Street Fighter — bezeichnet: einen Teilnehmer eines illegalen Straßenrennens, siehe Streetracing eine Person, die sich durch Straßenkämpfe eigene Freestyle Kampfkünste angeeignet hat Streetfighter, eine Motorradbauform ein Motorradmodell von Ducati, siehe Ducati… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Street Fighter II: Movie — Cet article concerne le jeu vidéo. Pour le film d animation dont le jeu est tirée, voir Street Fighter II : Le Film (film d animation). Pour d autres titres qui sont proches, voir Street Fighter. Street Fighter II Movie Éditeur Capcom Développeur …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Street Fighter - The Animated Movie — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel: Street Fighter II – The Animated Movie Originaltitel: Street Fighter II Movie Produktionsland: Japan Erscheinungsjahr: 1994 Länge: 98 Minuten Originalsprache: japanisch …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Street Fighter II - The Animated Movie — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel: Street Fighter II – The Animated Movie Originaltitel: Street Fighter II Movie Produktionsland: Japan Erscheinungsjahr: 1994 Länge: 98 Minuten Originalsprache: japanisch …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Street Fighter II – The Animated Movie — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel: Street Fighter II – The Animated Movie Originaltitel: Street Fighter II Movie Produktionsland: Japan Erscheinungsjahr: 1994 Länge: 98 Minuten Originalsprache: japanisch …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Street Fighter II V — ストリートファイターⅡ V (Sutorīto Faitā Tsū Bui) Genre Ad …   Wikipedia

  • Street Fighter (saga) — Street Fighter (série) Créée par Capcom, Street Fighter est l une des plus longues séries de jeux vidéo de combat. Sommaire 1 Historique de la série 1.1 Street Fighter 1.2 La série Street Fighter II …   Wikipédia en Français


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.