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Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story Reviews

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Glenn Heath Jr.
Slant Magazine

Documentarian and subject, past and present blur together like bleeding watercolors in Raymond De Felitta's gripping memoir.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 3/4

April 28, 2012
Andrew Schenker
Time Out New York
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It's a powerful testament to how far we both have and haven't come.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 4/5

April 24, 2012
Tony Macklin

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 Source: | Original Score: 2.5/5

May 12, 2012
Nicolas Rapold
New York Times
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A kind of excavation and investigation of Mr. Wright's actions as a piece of civil rights history.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

April 26, 2012
Nick Schager
Village Voice
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Full Review Source: Village Voice

April 24, 2012
Sarah Boslaugh

... [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 Source: PopMatters | Original Score: 6/10

October 24, 2012
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: A-

December 7, 2012
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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"Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story" doesn't flinch from asking tough questions...

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 27, 2012
Ronnie Scheib
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[A] fascinating, must-see docu.

Full Review Source: Variety

April 24, 2012
John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
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Rediscovered historical footage plants the seed for a moving, beautifully crafted Civil Rights doc.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

April 26, 2012
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.

Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 3/4

November 16, 2012
Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin's Picks

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.

Full Review Source: Leonard Maltin's Picks

May 1, 2012
Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
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"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 Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

April 25, 2012
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.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: B

December 23, 2012
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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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.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 4/5

April 28, 2012
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