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The Rape Of Recy Taylor (2017)

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Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. Common in Jim Crow South, few women spoke up in fear for their lives. Not Recy Taylor, who bravely identified her rapists. The NAACP sent its chief rape investigator Rosa Parks, who rallied support and triggered an unprecedented outcry for justice.

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Recy Taylor
as Herself
Tommy Bernardi
as Billy Towerton / Hugo Wilson
Alma Daniels
as Herself
Cynthia Erivo
as Rosa Parks
Tom Gibbs
as Luther Lee / Herbert Lovett
Jack Kyser
as Dillard York / Willie Joe Culpepper
John Payne
as John O. Harris
Chris Money
as Himself
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Planting a flag firmly at the intersection of patriarchy, sexism and white supremacy, "The Rape of Recy Taylor" is a documentary of multiple layers and marvelous gumption.

December 14, 2017 | Full Review…

The film is a haunting, damning unpacking of history that also reminds us how little progress we've made.

December 13, 2017 | Full Review…

Essential viewing, not least for its emphasis on the crucial role of women in the civil-rights movement ...

December 11, 2017 | Full Review…

In the highly charged political and social environment of today's America and today's Alabama, the bald facts of this case, however they are communicated, remain acutely provocative.

December 9, 2017 | Full Review…

What's onscreen here is often so very busy that The Rape of Recy Taylor turns into a parody of a certain mindset in American documentary filmmaking.

December 8, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

A welcome, stirring tribute to black female resilience through the ages.

December 7, 2017 | Full Review…

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