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In Newark, N.J., elections are won and lost in the streets.
This documentary follows the 2002 mayoral campaign in Newark, New Jersey in which the Cory Booker attempted to unseat longtime mayor Sharpe James. | Add synopsis »
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Jen Bluestein ... Herself

Cory Booker ... Himself

Bill Bradley ... Himself

Chris Christie ... Himself (as Gov. Chris Christie)

Bill Clinton ... Himself (archive footage)
Pablo Fonseca ... Himself
Sharpe James ... Himself

Spike Lee ... Himself
Jim McGreevey ... Himself

Al Sharpton ... Himself

Cornel West ... Himself

Directed by
Marshall Curry 
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Marshall Curry 

Produced by
Marshall Curry .... producer
Liz Garbus .... executive producer
Catherine Jones .... associate producer
Catherine Haydon Jones .... associate producer
Marisa Karplus .... associate producer
Rory Kennedy .... executive producer
Original Music by
James Baxter 
Cinematography by
Marshall Curry 
Film Editing by
Marshall Curry 
Rachel Kittner 
Mary Manhardt 
Sound Department
Marshall Curry .... sound recordist
Paul Hsu .... sound re-recording mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Vikram Gandhi .... additional camera operator
Tony Hardmon .... additional cinematographer
Catherine Jones .... additional camera operator
Catherine Haydon Jones .... additional camera operator
Heather Murphy .... additional camera operator
Editorial Department
Julie Farol .... on-line editor
Matthew Hamachek .... assistant editor
Rachel Kittner .... additional editor
Mary Manhardt .... additional editor
Other crew
Adam Etline .... story consultant
Laird Adamson .... thanks: end titles
Cynthia Wade .... thanks

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24 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Genuine, 13 February 2006
Author: Trent Merchant from United States

Curry's unvarnished style and long sequences enhance the real life drama as he allows the story to unfold in front of us instead of manufacturing the drama by clever editing. Shot with a hand held camera and edited on a Mac, Curry the film-maker mirrors the determination and resolve of his main subject, political challenger Cory Booker.

Repeated confrontations in the film make it clear that Curry had an opportunity to make himself the focus of a compelling side story, but he removes his ego completely. He only inserts himself as an occasional off-camera participant whose voice serves as a traditional chorus uttering simple, yet poignant reminders of what is at stake beyond the specific election he is covering. Like his presence in the film, Curry's voice-over narration is also sparse, yet effective. He sticks to open-ended observations and realizations, without ever crossing the line to offer value judgments.

With its simplicity, small cast including chorus, and theme of family torn asunder, it is not unlike Greek tragedy...

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