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Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story

Prompted by a son's wish to honor his filmmaker father, this documentary uncovers the impact of a bold decision made by an African American waiter to expose the true state of race relations in Mississippi in the turbulent 1960s.
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Netflix Rating: 4.1
NYT Review
“Booker’s Place" is Raymond De Felitta’s documentary about the 1960s South, centering on the story of Booker Wright. Read the review
Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 100%
Critics' score: 100   Audience score: 75   Rotten Tomatoes page
Top Rotten Tomatoes Critics

With empathetic craftsmanship, the film unspools as a brief history of hatred that may be recognizable to anyone who lived through the 20th century or has been paying attention in the 21st. full review

Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News

"Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story" doesn't flinch from asking tough questions... full review

Lou Lumenick, New York Post

A kind of excavation and investigation of Mr. Wright's actions as a piece of civil rights history. full review

Nicolas Rapold, New York Times

Rediscovered historical footage plants the seed for a moving, beautifully crafted Civil Rights doc. full review

John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter

"Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story" is in equal measure a look at two families, the ongoing legacy of America's recent past and an essay on one man's moment of transformative courage. full review

Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times

Piercing... full review

Nick Schager, Village Voice

[A] fascinating, must-see docu. full review

Ronnie Scheib, Variety
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  • Release Year: 2012
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 90 min
  • Available From: Jan 23, 2013
  • Queued by: 358 people
Directed By
Raymond De Felitta
Cast
Raymond De Felitta, Frank De Felitta, Booker Wright
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