When: Fri., Sept. 30, 5-6:30 & 7:30-9 p.m., Sat., Oct. 1, 5-6:30 & 7:30-9 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 2, 2:30-4 p.m. 2016
This Oscar-nominated documentary follows the fierce 2002 mayoral campaign in Newark, New Jersey in which the Cory Booker attempted to unseat longtime mayor Sharpe James. It explores the dirty politics facing a newcomer trying to unseat an incumbent supported by established interests. The director, Marshall Curry, grew up in Charlotte. Marshall will host a post-film Q&A via Skype Video after several screenings—check website.