Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story
Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story (2012)

In 1965, documentary filmmaker Frank DeFelitta traveled to Mississippi to shoot a film on the subject of racism in the American South. As he went about observing life in Mississippi and interviewing the locals, Frank was introduced to an… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 27, 2012
DVD Release Date: November 6, 2012
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

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.

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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter

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

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

The film tells a story of another America which seems most primitive, foreign and far away now, but it was really not all that long ago in old segregated, Jim Crow Mississippi.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

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

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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

"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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A heart-felt movie that gives you a good idea of how backward a state is Mississippi.

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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times

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

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Andrew Schenker
Time Out

It's a powerful testament to how far we both have and haven't come.

John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

An interesting and entertaining if often sad documentary inspired by a 1966 NBC special, 'Mississippi: A Self Portrait,' that brought trouble to one of its participants, a popular waiter at a 'whites-only' restaurant.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
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A filmmaker investigates the background and eventual fate of a black waiter who gave an incendiary speech in his father's documentary about racism in… More