In 1939, 20,000 Americans rallied in New York’s Madison Square Garden to celebrate the rise of Nazism – an event largely forgotten from American history. A NIGHT AT THE GARDEN, made entirely from archival footage filmed that night, transports audiences to this chilling gathering and shines a light on the power of demagoguery and anti-Semitism in the United States.
A NIGHT AT THE GARDEN was directed and edited by Marshall Curry and was supported and released by Field of Vision. The film was nominated for a 2019 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short; it was also an official selection at the Sundance Film Festival and was part of a special screening and panel discussion at the New York Film Festival. It was released on 22 Alamo Theater screens across the country and at The IFC Center in NYC.
About the Director
MARSHALL CURRY is a two-time Academy Award nominated documentary filmmaker. His film Street Fight follows Cory Booker’s first run for mayor of Newark, NJ and was nominated for an Oscar and an Emmy. His follow-up documentary, Racing Dreams, tells the story of two boys and a girl who live in rural America and dream of one day racing in NASCAR. It won numerous awards, including Best Documentary Feature at the Tribeca Film Festival, and aired on PBS and the BBC. His third film, If A Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front, peels back the layers of a radical environmental group that the FBI called the number one domestic terrorist group in the United States. That film won the award for Best Documentary Editing at the Sundance Film Festival and went on to be nominated for an Oscar. Marshall was Executive Producer and an additional editor of Mistaken For Strangers, a comedy rock-doc about indie band The National. In 2014, Marshall directed and edited Point and Shoot, a documentary about a young Baltimore native who set out on a 30,000-mile motorcycle trip through Northern Africa and the Middle East and wound up joining the rebels in Libya fighting Gaddafi. It won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival and was released in theaters and aired on PBS and the BBC. Marshall 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.
Director: Marshall Curry
Producer: Marshall Curry
Editor: Marshall Curry
Archival Research: Rich Remsberg
Executive Producers: Laura Poitras, Charlotte Cook
Music: James Baxter
Re-Recording Mixer: Paul Hsu Mixed at C5, inc, New York
Colorist: Sandy Patch
Post Production Services: Final Frame
Post Production Assistant: Ian Kelly
Jane and Rivers Curry
National Archives and Records Administration
UCLA Film & Television Archive
Grinberg Film Library
For Field of Vision
Supervising Producer: Anne Neczypor
Managing Editor: Bryce Renninger
Production Manager: Farihah Zaman
Data Manager: Mark Lukenbill
Editorial Coordinator: June Jennings