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View Full Version : General Politics I could be late to the party. "Street Fight" - Anyone else see this?


|Zach|
01-20-2010, 04:55 AM
So I realize this movie is 5 years old but it popped up on Netflix and I had never heard of it.

Really interesting to watch...

http://www.marshallcurry.com/

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). 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.
The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. [1]

The film details the hard-fought mayoral campaign by a young community activist (Booker) and City Council member against a 16-year incumbent mayor (James) 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. Booker moves to Brick Towers, one of the city's worst public housing buildings, in order to be accepted by his constituents, but ends with endorsements from Spike Lee, Cornell West, and other prominent African American figures. The movie brings to light many issues plaguing minority communities in Newark and reveals how the city government has failed to acknowledge these issues. The film also raises questions of race, and what it means to be "black," as Sharpe James questions Booker's African American heritage and roots to his community.
Curry captures on film corrupt 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 violation of a standing order by a federal judge, in what becomes a true urban political "street fight." In one memorable scene, city police assault the documentary maker on a public sidewalk for filming the mayor, breaking the microphone off his camera in broad daylight in front of other journalists.

http://www.marshallcurry.com/images/newark.jpg

Prison Bitch
05-25-2017, 11:17 AM
No Tard, nobody saw this. But since you brought up Booker, a golden boy for the DNC, here's what he told Andrea Mitchell yesterday:



"We have everything from an FBI criminal investigation going on, a new special prosecutor, to now a re-energized bipartisan investigation in both the House and the Senate, because there continues to seem to be smoke that might result in an actual fire. In other words, real collusion going on between us and the Soviet Union. "

Bowser
05-25-2017, 11:36 AM
You just bumped a seven and a half year old thread with no replies to have an irrelevant "AHA!!" moment. You are one strange, obsessed dude.

I'm curious to know how many other threads you have lined up in a cue just waiting to smash with a hammer that are at least two years old and have less than 5 replies in them. (I do acknowledge that calling them the "Soviet Union" is beyond stupid though)

Prison Bitch
05-25-2017, 11:40 AM
You just bumped a seven and a half year old thread with no replies to have an irrelevant "AHA!!" moment. You are one strange, obsessed dude.

I'm curious to know how many other threads you have lined up in a cue just waiting to smash with a hammer that are at least two years old and have less than 5 replies in them. (I do acknowledge that calling them the "Soviet Union" is beyond stupid though)

Thanks

BigMeatballBillay
05-25-2017, 12:10 PM
Whatever happened to the fat asshole OP?

LiveSteam
05-25-2017, 12:22 PM
Who cares

loochy
05-25-2017, 12:44 PM
Whatever happened to the fat asshole OP?

He went on an alfredo binge after election night

I think he and flopnuts about the only ones that haven't come back

BigMeatballBillay
05-25-2017, 12:57 PM
He went on an alfredo binge after election night

I think he and flopnuts about the only ones that haven't come back

Al North too. This place got a lot better when that wanna be MNBC host fucked off.

Prison Bitch
05-25-2017, 01:00 PM
These were NorthTards final words

http://33.media.tumblr.com/aaee95cfe87256327b8e18c79bf2cb9e/tumblr_n6yhgxjFtj1shohuho1_500.gif

CoMoChief
05-25-2017, 02:47 PM
Whatever happened to the fat asshole OP?

Went into hiding after the election

Al Bundy
05-25-2017, 06:54 PM
Zach still posts, just not in DC.

Prison Bitch
05-25-2017, 06:56 PM
Zach still posts, just not in DC.

It's for the best.