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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)August 25, 2005

(Mahwah) – Film at the Berrie Center presents Street Fight, a film by Marshall Curry on Tuesday, September 27 in the Sharp Theater on the campus of Ramapo College of New Jersey.  Screenings will be held at 1, 2:30 and 7 p.m.

An encounter with the filmmaker will be held on Wednesday, September 28 at 5 p.m.  in the Sharp Theater.  Meet first-time documentarian Marshall Curry in a conversation with Dr. Clement A. Price, director of the Rutgers Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience at Rutgers University, Newark.  Admission to both events is free.

Street Fight covers the turbulent campaign of Cory Booker, a 32-year-old Rhodes Scholar/Yale Law School graduate running for mayor of Newark, NJ against Sharpe James, a four-term incumbent twice his age.  The film tells a gripping story of the underbelly of democracy, where elections are not about spin-doctors, media consultants or photo opportunities.  In Newark, the viewer learns, elections are won and lost in the streets.  Street Fight won awards at the HotDocs and Tribeca film festivals.

Both events are in the Sharp Theater, located at the Angelica and Russ Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts on the Ramapo College campus.  For more information call 201.684.7844.

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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