Thursday, February 16, 2006

DRAMA IN JERSEY With a rematch now taking shape in Newark, it's a good opportunity to recommend STREET FIGHT, Marshall Curry's remarkable documentary about the city's 2002 mayoral election.

In that race, Cory Booker, a young Yale Law School graduate and Rhodes Scholar, took on entrenched four-term incumbent Sharpe James. Curry takes viewers through the entire sordid race--an example of machine politics at its worst--as James intimidates and connives his way to re-election.

The film is not yet available at Netflix. But it's on its way.

CONTRAPOSITIVE is edited by Dan Aibel. Dan's a playwright. He lives in New York City.