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Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story Reviews

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Glenn Heath Jr.
Slant Magazine
April 28, 2012
Documentarian and subject, past and present blur together like bleeding watercolors in Raymond De Felitta's gripping memoir.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Andrew Schenker
Time Out New York
April 24, 2012
It's a powerful testament to how far we both have and haven't come.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tony Macklin
tonymacklin.net
May 12, 2012
Clarity is a forte for a documentary. Director Raymond De Felitta has captured a time and place, both past and present, but one wishes he had pushed a bit more for truth.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times
April 26, 2012
A kind of excavation and investigation of Mr. Wright's actions as a piece of civil rights history.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
April 24, 2012
Piercing...
Sarah Boslaugh
PopMatters
October 24, 2012
... [Booker Wright's interview] becomes a window into the life not only of one man, but of a whole culture that, one hopes, lies mostly in America's past.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 7, 2012
A heart-felt movie that gives you a good idea of how backward a state is Mississippi.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
April 27, 2012
"Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story" doesn't flinch from asking tough questions...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
April 24, 2012
[A] fascinating, must-see docu.
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
April 26, 2012
Rediscovered historical footage plants the seed for a moving, beautifully crafted Civil Rights doc.
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
November 16, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin's Picks
May 1, 2012
The exploration of... these issues is precisely what makes the documentary so compelling, and relevant, even half-a-century after the film that inspired it was broadcast.
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
April 25, 2012
"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 | Original Score: 4/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
December 23, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
April 28, 2012
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 | Original Score: 4/5
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