Street Fight is a thrilling Academy Award®-nominated story of bare-knuckle politics in America. When a young unknown challenger named Cory Booker takes on the head of a powerful political machine, he discovers that sometimes elections are won and lost in the streets.
Gritty, funny, and surprisingly inspirational, the film goes behind-the-scenes in a rough-and-tumble campaign in Newark, N.J. It offers an intimate, unvarnished view of Booker before he became a U.S. Senator and regular fixture on national political talk shows.
Street Fight also explores the complex politics of race in an election that pits Spike Lee and Cornel West against Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, and features Bill Bradley and Chris Christie.Directed by two-time Oscar nominated documentary filmmaker, Marshall Curry, and winner of the Audience Award at the Tribeca Film Festival, the critically acclaimed film was called “the best American political documentary since The War Room” by the Washington Post.
Academy Award Nominee -- Best Documentary Feature
Emmy Award Nominee -- News and Documentary Category
Tribeca Film Festival – Audience Award
Hot Docs Film Festival – Audience Award
Hot Docs Film Festival – Best Documentary (International Feature)
AFI/Silverdocs Film Festival – Audience Award
WatchDocs, Human Rights International Film Festival – Audience Award
Ashland Independent Film Festival – Best Documentary
Chicago Film Festival Award for Excellence in Television – Winner Gold Hugo for Best Program
International Documentary Association -- Jacqueline Donnet Filmmaker Award
International Documentary Association Nominee -- Distinguished Documentary Achevement Award
Writer's Guild of America -- Documentary Screenplay Award Nominee
Cine Golden Eagle Winner
American Library Association - VRT Notable Videos
Directed, Produced, Photographed and Written by Marshall Curry
Executive Producers: Liz Garbus and Rory Kennedy
Executive Producer for P.O.V.: Cara Mertes
Executive Producer for ITVS: Sally Jo Fifer
Edited by Marshall Curry
Additional Editing by Mary Manhardt
Original Music by James Baxter
Associate Producers: Catherine Jones, Marisa Karplus
Additional Camera: Tony Hardmon; Stewart MacLennan; Ed Beason and Vikram Gandhi; Catherine Jones; Jim Brennan and Heather Murphy Grant; Matt Klapper; Aaron Woolf and Sam Cullman; Fred Lee
Additional Editing: Rachel Kittner
Assistant Editor: Matt Hamachek
Story Consultant: Adam Etline
Production Consultant: Julie Gaither
Archival Research: Jessica Perez, Angela Jimenez
Production Interns: Carolyn Tate, Miriam Wallen
Re-recording Mixer: Paul Hsu
Post Production Sound: C5, Inc.
Online Editor: Julie Farol
Online Facility: Arc Pictures, NYC
Voice Over recorded at Digit Audio by John Moros
Music licensing: The Rights Workshop
Title Design: Cruz Dann Productions
Legal Services provided by:
Jean Voutsinas, Esq. and Victoria Cook, Esq., Frankfurt, Kurnit, Klein & Selz
Special Thanks: Elizabeth Martin, Boykin Curry, Caroline Curry, Mom, Dad, Rob Davis, Celerie Kemble, Jane Morrison Martin Curry, Yun
Thank you: ACLU of New Jersey, Laird Adamson, Melinda Arons, Mark Bailey, Emily Barton, Matt Berninger, Carin Besser, Marc Borkan, Arianne Burger, Joe Calto, Dana Cimilluca, Dan Cogan, Nancy Felsten, Tommy Finkelstein, Jill Footlick, Anthony Foxx, Cynthia Glasgow, Elizabeth Holder, Luke Hughett, Jordan Jan, Neil Kammerman, Gayle King, Amanda F. Martin, Albert Maysles, Liz Mermin, Jesse Moss, Judith Moyers, Rob Nathan, Icon Nicholson, Xan Parker, Gary Peters, Rachel Peters, Heidi Reinberg, Cynthia Wade, Jason Watt.
Thank you to the Cory Booker campaign, the Sharpe James campaign, Dwayne Smith, and all of the people of Newark, New Jersey.
This program was made possible by funding from The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.
Street Fight is a Marshall Curry Productions, LLC film, in association with Moxie Firecracker Films. A co-production of the Independent Television
© 2012 Marshall Curry Productions. All rights reserved.