Winner of the Peabody Award, BRICK CITY interweaves stories from Newark, including the charismatic mayor Cory Booker, a controversial police director, a gang member and his dynamic attorney. For STF, the filmmakers will screen episodes 1 and 2 from the second season, totaling 90 minutes. We follow growing tensions between the mayor and his police director; how a gang member faces difficult choices in the legal system; and the struggles of a couple to escape their troubles with the law and do something better for their community.

In the same way ambitious series like THE WIRE have expanded the canvas for fiction filmmaking, so does BRICK CITY point toward new horizons for doc makers.