Sunday, January 20, 2008

Two Good Movies

Street Fight is the story of Corey Booker, an Ivy League lawyer who moves into a housing project, "lives among the people" and challenges Sharpe James in the mayoral race in Newark, NJ. A really interesting documentary about a grass-roots election campaign. Booker is currently the mayor of Newark.

The Great Debaters is loosely based on the story of the Wiley College debate team that goes on to defeat Harvard in 1935. In reality, they beat the University of Southern California...still a great victory for a team that went on to be undefeated for ten years. The film also portrays the young life of James L. Farmer, Jr.--one of the fathers of the Civils Rights movement.

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