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Showing at the Varsity

Street Fight

Thu 12:10 PM , Fri 3:10 PM , Sat 6:10 PM , Sun 9:40 AM , Mon 9:40 AM

Directed by Marshall Curry

This documentary follows the 2002 bare-knuckles race for Mayor in Newark, New Jersey The film shows Cory Booker, a 32-year-old city councilman, attempting to pull together a campaign that will unseat the incumbent mayor, Sharpe James, who has been a fixture of Newark politics for decades The film shows that while Booker is game, he&

s also outgunned by machine politics, pointing out that change doesn&

t come easily to any community, even if the need is great While the film is testimony to the fact that democracy works, it also reminds us that it is an imperfect process and newbies like Booker will get bruised as they struggle to get into the game


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