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Speakers: Marshall Curry & Bob Hennelly
This year marks 10 years since the 2002 Newark Mayoral race
between then Mayor Sharpe James and then Council Member Corey
Booker. As part of the University’s annual civic-engagement
initiative, PARTICIPATE’12 will host a documentary viewing and
discussion that examines the 2002 Newark Mayoral election and
explores deeper socio-political issues of: race, ethics and
campaigning in modern urban politics.
This learning event features a public viewing of the documentary
Street Fight immediately followed by a panel discussion featuring
award-winning filmmaker Marshall Curry and WNYC Radio award-winning
New Jesery political/investigative journalist, Bob Hennelly. The
event will conclude with audience Q&A. Street Fight was a
2005 Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary.
About Marshall Curry
Marshall Curry Productions (aka, Firetower Films) is the
creative home for two-time Academy Award nominee, Marshall
Curry. Curry got his start shooting, directing, and editing
the documentary STREET FIGHT, which followed Cory Booker's first
run for mayor of Newark, NJ.
In 2005 Curry was selected by Filmmaker Magazine as one of "25 New
Faces of Independent Film", and he was awarded the International
Documentary Association (IDA) Jacqueline Donnet Filmmaker Award. In
2007 he received the International Trailblazer Award at MIPDOC in
Curry has appeared as a guest on television and radio numerous
times, including NPR's Morning Edition, ABC's Nightline, PBS's The
Tavis Smiley Show, and others.
He has been a guest lecturer at Harvard, Duke, Columbia, NYU, and
other colleges, and he has served on juries for the International
Documentary Association, the Tribeca Film Festival, Hot Docs Film
Festival and Full Frame Documentary Festival.
Before making STREET FIGHT, Marshall worked for a number of
years at Icon Nicholson, a New York multimedia design firm, where
he produced and directed interactive documentaries and websites for
the Mashantucket Pequot Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and
Prior to filmmaking, Marshall taught English in Guanajuato,
Mexico, worked in public radio, and taught government in Washington
RSVP: CLICK HERE to register for the event!!
Date: Monday, October 1st,
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: School of Law, Belson Moot
Court, Queens Campus