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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“Booker’s Place" is Raymond De Felitta’s documentary about the 1960s South, centering on the story of Booker Wright. Read the review
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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.
Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News  full review
"Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story" doesn't flinch from asking tough questions...
Lou Lumenick, New York Post  full review
A kind of excavation and investigation of Mr. Wright's actions as a piece of civil rights history.
Nicolas Rapold, New York Times  full review
Rediscovered historical footage plants the seed for a moving, beautifully crafted Civil Rights doc.
John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter  full review
"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.
Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times  full review
Nick Schager, Village Voice  full review
[A] fascinating, must-see docu.
Ronnie Scheib, Variety  full review
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  • Release Year: 2012
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 90 min
  • Available From: Jan 23, 2013
  • Queued by: 425 people
Directed By
Raymond De Felitta
Raymond De Felitta, Frank De Felitta, Booker Wright

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