| Marshall Curry|
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| Sundance Film Festival U.S. Documentary Editing Award, SILVERDOCS Audience Award for a Feature|
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Marshall Curry Wikipedia
Marshall Curry is an American documentary director, producer, cinematographer and editor. His films include Street Fight, Racing Dreams, If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front and Point and Shoot.
Curry grew up in Summit, New Jersey, graduating from Summit High School in 1988. He attended Swarthmore College, graduating in 1992 having majored in comparative religion. He was also a Jane Addams Fellow at Indiana University’s Center on Philanthropy. Before becoming a filmmaker, Curry worked as senior producer at Icon Nicholson, a New York multimedia design firm.
Curry's first film, Street Fight, was released in 2005 and was nominated for an Academy Award in 2006. That year he was named one of "25 New Faces in Independent Film" by Filmmaker Magazine and received the Donnet Award for Emerging Filmmaker by the International Documentary Association.
In 2009, his second film, Racing Dreams, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival where it won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary. In 2011 If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and won the award for Best Documentary Editing. It went on to be nominated for Curry's second Academy Award in 2012. In 2014 Curry's film Point and Shoot premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival where it won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary.
Curry lives in Brooklyn, New York.Street Fight (2005) 83 minutes (director, producer, cinematographer, editor) - Street Fight follows the turbulent, racially charged battle for mayor of Newark, N.J., between Cory Booker, a 32-year-old Rhodes Scholar/Yale Law grad and Sharpe James, the four-term incumbent twice his age. It was nominated for an Academy Award in 2006 and a News and Documentary Emmy. The film received a 100% fresh rating from Rotten Tomatoes. It was called "extraordinary" by David Denby (The New Yorker), "vastly entertaining" by John Anderson (Variety), and "filmmaking of the first order" by Scott Foundas (LA Weekly).
Racing Dreams (2009) 93 minutes (director, producer, cinematographer, editor) - Winner of the Best Documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival, this is a coming-of-age story about two boys and a girl who dream of one day racing in NASCAR. Humorous and sometimes heartbreaking, the film takes us into the lives of Annabeth (11 years old), Josh (12), and Brandon (13) as they race go-karts that go 70 mph in the Little League for professional racing. It won Best Documentary at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival, where it was also runner up for the Audience Award. Racing Dreams film received a 100% fresh rating from Rotten Tomatoes. The film was called "The best film of the year," by The Los Angeles Times ("The Envelope") and "Absorbing… one of the rare documentaries you leave wishing it was a little longer, " by The New York Times.
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (2011) 85 minutes (director, producer, editor) - This Academy Award-nominated documentary tells the remarkable story of the rise and fall of the radical environmental group the FBI considered the “number one domestic terrorist threat.” Part coming-of-age tale, part cops-and-robbers thriller, If A Tree Falls asks hard questions about environmentalism, activism, and the way we define terrorism. It won the award for Best Documentary Editing at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, was theatrically released by Oscilloscope Laboratories and earned Curry his second Academy Award nomination. Kenneth Turan at the Los Angeles Times called it "one of the best documentaries of the year" and the New York Times said it was "an extraordinary documentary... [a] fearless exploration of complexity in a world drawn to oversimplified depictions of events and problems, heroes and villains."
Mistaken for Strangers (2013) 80 minutes (executive producer and additional editor) - Ostensibly a rock-doc about the indie band, The National, the film is actually a heartbreaking comedy about sibling rivalry (directed by Tom Berninger, the lead singer’s younger brother). It was the opening night film at the Tribeca Film Festival, where it received rave reviews. The Hollywood Reporter called it "Brutal, hilarious... unexpectedly honest" and the New York Observer said it was "the best documentary we've seen all year." It was released theatrically in early 2014.
Amazing Animated Film on the Debt and the Deficit (2014) 8 minutes (director, writer) - Curry was one of twenty documentary and narrative directors (including Morgan Spurlock, Steve James, Catherine Hardwicke, Adam McKay) who were commissioned by Paul Allen’s Vulcan Productions to make this short film about the debt and the deficit for the WE THE ECONOMY series.
Point and Shoot (2014) 83 minutes (director, producer, editor) - Emmy nominee and winner of the Best Documentary Award at the Tribeca Film Festival, Point and Shoot tells the story of Matthew VanDyke, a Baltimore native who sets off on a 35,000 mile motorcycle adventure that eventually leads him to Libya, where he joins the rebels fighting dictator Muammar Gaddafi. It won Best Documentary at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and was released theatrically by The Orchard. The film was given an "A" grade by John Anderson (Indiewire), who said it was "a virtual swashbuckler". It was called "brilliantly constructed and provocative" by Peter Keough (The Boston Globe), "riveting... an extraordinary and quietly disturbing film" by David Rooney (The Hollywood Reporter), and Jay Weissberg (Variety) said the "editing is a standout."
Street FightAcademy Award, Best Documentary Feature (nominee)
Emmy Award, Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story: Long Form (nominee)
Tribeca Film Festival, Audience Award (winner)
Hot Docs Film Festival, Audience Award (winner)
Hot Docs Film Festival, Best International Documentary (winner)
AFI/Discovery Silverdocs Film Festival, Audience Award (winner)
Ashland Independent Film Festival, Best Documentary (winner)
WatchDocs Human Rights International Film Festival, Audience Award (winner)
Chicago International Film Festival, Award for Excellence in Television (winner)
Cine, Golden Eagle Award (winner)
IDA, Jacqueline Donnet Filmmaker Award (winner)
IDA, Distinguished Documentary Achievement Award (nominee)
Writer's Guild of America, Documentary Screenplay Award (nominee)
American Library Association, VRT Notable Videos
Racing DreamsTribeca Film Festival, Best Documentary (winner)
Nashville Film Festival, Best Documentary (winner)
Florida Film Festival, Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature (winner)
Indianapolis International Film Festival, Audience Award (winner)
Chicago International Film Festival, Silver Hugo Award (winner)
Jacksonville Film Festival, Best Documentary (winner)
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation FrontAcademy Award, Best Documentary Feature (nominee)
Sundance Film Festival, Best Documentary Editing (winner)
Dallas International Film Festival, Environmental Visions Award (winner)
Miami International Film Festival, Knight Dox Competition Grand Jury Prize (nominee)
Miami International Film Festival, Knight Dox Competition Special Mention (winner)
Nashville Film Festival, Best Documentary (winner)
Traverse City Film Festival, Founders Award for Best Documentary (winner)
Santa Cruz Film Festival, Earthvision Environmental Jury Prize (winner)
Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival, Best Feature (winner)
Point and ShootTribeca Film Festival, Best Documentary Feature (winner)
Emmy Award, Outstanding Graphic Design & Art Direction (nominee)
Gotham Award, Best Documentary Feature (nominee)
IDA Documentary Award, Best Documentary Feature (nominee)
Cinema Eye Honors, Outstanding Achievement in Editing (nominee)
Independent Film Festival Boston, Special Jury Prize (winner)
Little Rock Film Festival, Special Jury Prize for Courage in Filmmaking (winner)