Street Fight – Vote Hoboken
Tomorrow at 6pm.
Vote Hoboken will be screening this award-winning movie this weekend.
Get into a Street Fight
Get into a Street Fight … the Oscar-nominated documentary Street Fight, that is.
Street Fight tells the story of Cory Booker, a 32-year-old Rhodes Scholar/Yale Law School grad who takes on four-term Newark mayor Sharpe James. The challenger gets an education in the politics of the streets. Although Booker lost the election that was the subject of this film, in the subsequent race last year, he prevailed easily after James declined to run. Street Fight is a unique view of New Jersey machine politics in action that many in Hoboken will recognize.
Kevin Crust of the L.A. Times called it one of the Best 10 Films of 2006. “A good ol’ bare-knuckled local election with the intrigue of a thriller… Sharp-eyed… The story that first time feature filmmaker [Marshall] Curry tells is extremely compelling, but where he really scores is in addressing politics and race in a way that allows events to speak for themselves.”
This event is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, April 1 at Willie McBrides, 616 Grand Street, Hoboken. It includes appetizers and a cash bar. Tickets can be purchased online by going to votehoboken.org. Or you can purchase tickets by sending a check to Vote Hoboken, 107 Monroe Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030. Please give us your name, address, email, phone number and number of tickets requested.
Tickets are $25 ($500 for ringside seats) and will benefit Vote Hoboken, Inc, a non-partisan political committee that will support candidates for municipal office who are committed to fiscal responsibility, better education, public parks, balanced development and campaign finance reform.
See the trailer HERE: www.marshallcurry.com/trailer.htm