Director, Producer, & Writer Marshall Curry Comes to the Film Forum
Marshall Curry is a three-time Academy Award nominated filmmaker. His documentary feature Street Fight followed Cory Booker’s first run for mayor of Newark, N.J., and was nominated for an Oscar® and an Emmy®. Last year, Curry was nominated for an Academy Award® for his short documentary A Night at The Garden, about a Nazi rally that filled Madison Square Garden in 1939. Curry’s other films include If A Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (nominated for an Academy Award and winner of Best Documentary Editing Award at the Sundance Film Festival); Racing Dreams (winner of Best Documentary at Tribeca); and Point and Shoot (winner of Best Documentary at Tribeca). Curry was also Executive Producer and an additional editor of Mistaken For Strangers, a comedy rock-doc about indie band The National (opening night movie at Tribeca). Most recently, he wrote and directed the short fiction film THE NEIGHBORS' WINDOW, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and has since gone on to win over 20 festival awards. Curry’s writing has twice been nominated for Writers Guild of America awards. He is a graduate of Swarthmore College where he studied Comparative Religion and has been a guest lecturer at Harvard, Duke, Columbia, NYU, and other colleges.
Co-moderator: Dr. Daniela- Peterka-Benton
Dr. Daniela Peterka-Benton, associate professor, has a PhD in Sociology with a specialization in Criminology from the University of Vienna, Austria. Her research interests center around transnational crimes such as human trafficking, human smuggling, arms trafficking, and right-wing terrorism and extremism. Dr. Peterka-Benton teaches courses including Intro to International Justice and Research in Justice Studies and has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals including International Migration Review, Journal of the Institute of Justice & International Studies, and Journal of Applied Security Research. Prior to her focusing on a full-time academic career, Daniela Peterka-Benton worked for the U.S. State Department's Office of Diplomatic Security at the U.S. Embassy in Vienna, Austria.
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