Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story Reviews

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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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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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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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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
April 26, 2012
Rediscovered historical footage plants the seed for a moving, beautifully crafted Civil Rights doc.
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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
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Andrew Schenker
Time Out
April 24, 2012
It's a powerful testament to how far we both have and haven't come.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
April 24, 2012
Piercing...
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
April 24, 2012
[A] fascinating, must-see docu.