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.
| Original Score: 4/5
"Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story" doesn't flinch from asking tough questions...
| Original Score: 3.5/4
A kind of excavation and investigation of Mr. Wright's actions as a piece of civil rights history.
| Original Score: 3/5
Rediscovered historical footage plants the seed for a moving, beautifully crafted Civil Rights doc.
"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.
It's a powerful testament to how far we both have and haven't come.
[A] fascinating, must-see docu.