Marshall Curry

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Marshall Curry
Marshall Curry at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.jpg
Curry at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival
Born Summit, New Jersey

Marshall Curry is an American documentary filmmaker from New Jersey.

Film career[edit]

His first feature-length film, Street Fight, followed Cory Booker's first run for Mayor of Newark, New Jersey and was nominated for an Academy Award in 2006[1] and a News and Documentary Emmy. His second film, Racing Dreams, tells the story of two boys and a girl who aspire to race in NASCAR and won Best Documentary and was runner up for the Audience Award[2] at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2009. His third film, If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front, won the award for Best Documentary Editing at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, and earned him his second Academy Award nomination. In 2013 he was Executive Producer and additional editor of Mistaken For Strangers, a film about the rock band The National, which was opening night film at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Early life[edit]

Curry grew up in Summit, New Jersey. graduating from Summit High School in 1988.[3] He attended Swarthmore College, graduating in 1992[4] having majored in comparative religion.[5] He was also a Jane Addams Fellow at Indiana University’s Center on Philanthropy.[6] Before his film-making success, Curry worked as senior producer at Icon Nicholson, a New York multimedia design firm.[7]

Curry lives in Brooklyn, New York.[8]


Street Fight (2005) 83 minutes[9]

Racing Dreams (2009) 93 minutes[10]

If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (2011) 85 minutes[11]

• Mistaken for Strangers (2013) 80 minutes (as Executive Producer)

Film awards[edit]

Street Fight

• Tribeca Film Festival, Audience Award[12]

• Hot Docs Film Festival, Audience Award

• Hot Docs Film Festival, Best International Documentary

• AFI/Discovery Silverdocs Film Festival, Audience Award

• Ashland Independent Film Festival, Best Documentary[13]

Racing Dreams[14]

• Tribeca Film Festival, Best Documentary

• Nashville Film Festival, Best Documentary

• Florida Film Festival, Best Documentary

• Indianapolis Film Festival, Audience Award

• Chicago Film Festival, Silver Hugo Award

• Jacksonville Film Festival, Best Documentary

If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front[15]

• Sundance Film Festival, Best Documentary Editing

• Dallas Film Festival, Environmental Visions Award

• Nashville Film Festival, Best Documentary

• Traverse City Film Festival, Founders Award for Best Documentary

• Santa Cruz Film Festival, Earthvision Environmental Jury Prize

• Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival, Best Feature


• Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature – Street Fight, The 78th Annual Academy Awards 2006[12]

• Emmy Award for Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story: Long Form – Street Fight, 27th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards, 2006[14]

• Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature – If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front, The 84th Annual Academy Awards 2012[15]


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