Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story Reviews
I am always open to learn things, that is why I watch documentaries, but to go beyond just numbers and dates and put faces and emotions both good and bad to a point and time in history can really make a bigger impact and stay with you.
That is what this film did for me, half way in to the film I thought about the movie "The Help" not to take away from the performances, but I just felt how safely watered down that movie was for mass consumption.
The 1960's south shown here was a straight up shot, no ice or water added. It went down HARD and then it came back to kick you in the pants. It did what a great documentary is suppose to do, make you want to learn more about the time and subject.
It was very interesting how a piece on the NBC news long ago brought these families together once again. And how important it still is today.
A lot of importance is put into the next "Blockbuster", but if you want to see a "Brainbuster" and come away earnestly feeling and learning something. I highly recommend "Bookers Place" A Mississippi story.