For months i followed booker and his opponent, sharpe james, the rascally head of newarks political machine. The academy awardnominated film street fight gives you a. This was a heated election that was fought between cory booker and sharp james in 2002. Director marshall curry follows the battle between cory booker and incumbent sharp. Street fight 2005 plot street fight is a 2005 documentary directed and produced by marshall curry. The academy awardnominated film covers the turbulent campaign of cory booker, a 32yearold rhodes scholar running for mayor of newark against a fourterm incumbent. The academy awardnominated film street fight gives you a ringside seat. An urban david and goliath story, the film chronicles bookers struggle against the citys political machine. Even if you know the outcome from national reports, or lived in newark at the time, this insiders chronicle of the 2002 race for mayor in newark, new jersey is riveting, delivering a dramatic account of youthful energy and. Corys spent his entire career running towards big challenges that others had given up on, bringing people together to do things that others thought were impossible.
The film was nominated in 2005 for the academy award for best documentary feature. Watch street fight online vimeo on demand on vimeo. More about cory booker and newark launch standalone player and sharing features. A political upstart takes on the old guard in one of americas toughest locales. Senator and potential vp pick for hillary running for mayor of newark, n. The film centered around cory bookers campaign to instill change into the city, a notion that was not always welcomed. The mayors race that year was between the incumbent and 16 year mayor sharpe james and his opponent in the upstart cory booker.
For those, like myself, who find themselves losing hope in our nations political leaders, cory booker is a true oasis in the desert. As a tenant lawyer, city councilman, mayor, and now u. This documentary follows the 2002 mayoral campaign in newark, new jersey in which a city councilman, cory booker, attempted to unseat longtime mayor sharpe james. When a young unknown challenger named cory booker takes on the. Madeleine brand speaks to street fight director marshall. The movie has been directed by marshall curry, who appears to be biased in favor of cory booker, then 32year old. This unflinching documentary follows upstart politician cory booker as he tries to unseat the incumbent in the 2002 mayoral election in newark, n. Street fight 2006 stream and watch online moviefone. The documentary provides details different events that happened before the election for the newark mayor, new jersey. Booker decided to run for mayor of newark in 2002, a documentary crew was along to capture his upstart challenge to mr.
Street fight, a documentary following the 2002 mayoral election of newark works to address and highlight that issue. This documentary shows the nity gritty reality of local politics in america. Academy awardnominated documentary about newark city councilman cory bookers 2002 campaign to unseat incumbent mayor sharpe james would be. See more ideas about cory booker, van jones and politics for dummies. It, along with bookers general love of hopeandchangeandloveandtogetherness rhetoric, presents another challenge the booker team is striving to overcome. Imdb reports street fight documentary was cory bookers first tv.
Director marshall curry follows the battle between cory booker and incumbent sharp james as they fight for the city of newark, nj. So far, hes making a big push for the film street fight to underscore his warrior instincts. Street fight 2005 cory booker doc last edited fri feb 1, 2019, 06. The film follows the campaign of cory booker, a 32year old rhodes scholaryale law graduate running against sharpe james, the fourterm incumbent twice his. A feature documentary about aboriginal boy dujuan growing up in. The 37yearold rhodes scholar, already a veteran of one of. James slender victory over rival cory booker in the 2002 mayoral race was chronicled in the oscarnominated documentary street fight. Bookers 2002 mayoral campaign, which he lost, was chronicled by filmmaker marshall curry in his documentary street fight. The series focuses on booker and his efforts to improve newark by. Street fight street fight is a documentary film which revolves around the mayoral elections of newark, new jersey in 2002. Trevor noah, born a crime with cory booker youtube.
With jen bluestein, cory booker, bill bradley, chris christie. The ugly truth about cory booker, new jerseys golden boy. Told from the point of view of a booker supporter, street fight casts the election as a young idealists struggle against an entrenched and corrupt political machine. Street fight, the academy award nominated documentary film by marshall curry. He starred in street fight, a documentary about the campaign, which received high praise from critics and an oscar nomination. Cory booker get to know the 51year old politician cory booker, before he got famous e. Cory booker wins newarks street fight next month, cory booker will officially become mayor of new jerseys largest city, newark. When a 32yearold rhodes scholaryale law school graduate takes on the fourterm mayor of newark, new jersey, he gets an education in the politics of the streets. Watch street fight movie trailers, exclusive videos, interviews from the cast, movie clips and more at. Marshall curry, the director of the documentary, follows cory booker, the challenger to longterm incumbent, sharpe james. 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. Street fight 2005 cory booker doc democratic underground. Rent street fight 2005 on dvd and bluray dvd netflix. Rent street fight 2005 starring cory booker and sharpe james on dvd and bluray.
Urbandale, iowacory bookers new jersey accent never comes out stronger than when he pronounces caucus as kawkus. Street fight is the oscarnominated documentary chronicling the bareknuckles race for mayor of newark, n. America is made up of all the skin colors in the world. Indeed, bookers strategies and perseverance despite a myriad of tricks and. National geographic 2017 street fighting documentary. Come out and watch a movie about presidential candidate nj u. Street fight is a behindthescenes look at gritty urban politics. We need a maturity level that we just dont seem to have yet. Cory bookers iowa plan to win 2020 nomination the atlantic. Ten years ago, i directed street fight, a documentary that followed the roughandtumble political campaign of a young unknown city councilman named cory booker today a u. Street fight movie tv listings and schedule tv guide. Street fight is a 2005 documentary film by marshall curry, chronicling cory bookers 2002 campaign against sharpe james for mayor of newark, new jersey. Directed by twotime oscar nominated documentary filmmaker, marshall curry. Booker, the son of civil rights activists, grew up in a predominantly white suburb north of newark.
Senator cory bookers early political rise and stay for a town hall with his campaign team for a frank open. Be brave my friend and fight for justice and inequality and against discrimination. An urban david and goliath story, the film chronicles the young mans struggle against the citys entrenched political machine, which routinely uses strong. Since 2009, booker has starred in the documentary series brick city. Street fight is a 2005 documentary that followed the 2002 mayoral race and election for major of the city of newark, new jersey. Street fight takes an immersive groundlevel look at a pivotal political race that proves. This lesson plan is designed to be used in conjunction with street fight, a 90minute long documentary about the 2002 mayoral race in newark, new jersey. This documentary follows the 2002 mayoral campaign in newark, new. The film follows the campaign of cory booker, a 32year old rhodes scholaryale law graduate running against sharpe james, the fourterm incumbent twice his age. Street fight, the academy award nominated documentary film by marshall curry, follows the bareknuckles election for mayor of newark, n. Bill moyers interviews newark mayor cory booker for a frontline report on race and politics today.1538 49 1491 426 857 180 1189 1437 322 595 1435 1004 849 209 49 231 614 999 1038 748 903 693 685 976 1477 1103 740 681 909 1136 1281 19 1039 1457 411 504