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Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story Reviews

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September 18, 2017
"Booker's Place" will open both eyes and all your senses.
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
April 24, 2012
It's a powerful testament to how far we both have and haven't come.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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
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
April 24, 2012
Piercing...
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
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-
April 27, 2012
"Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story" doesn't flinch from asking tough questions...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 24, 2012
[A] fascinating, must-see docu.
April 26, 2012
Rediscovered historical footage plants the seed for a moving, beautifully crafted Civil Rights doc.
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
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.
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
April 24, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
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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