(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.
About Ramapo College
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 comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per Niche.com.
Ramapo College provides its students with individualized attention, mentorship, and supports; hands-on learning; and a range of opportunities for service and leadership development. Its graduation and retention rates exceed national averages and it places approximately 1,000 students per year in internships in New York City. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice; is recognized as the state’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges; is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools; and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others.
Ramapo College’s over 40,000 alumni are the confident, intellectually curious, self-aware, and humble people who are highly sought after and who make a positive impact at local, national, and global levels. Ramapo College is distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com. Every student at Ramapo is enrolled in its unique and award winning Pathways Program which equips and empowers students, across the continuum of their academic career, to secure internships, pursue graduate/professional school, and/or enter the job market.
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, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.
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