‘Booker’s Place’: Exploring the South’s Troubled Legacy of Race

‘Booker’s Place’: Exploring the South’s Troubled Legacy of Race

Posted on Mar 15, 2015 in Booker's Place

by Raymond De Felitta [Featured in the Huffington Post] Recently I was asked if I thought the tragedy of Trayvon Martin’s killing would cause more people to take an interest in my new documentary, Booker’s Place: A Mississippi Story. The film is about the deeply racist conditions that existed in the southern United States in […]

“BOOKER’S PLACE”: Director Reports a ‘Chilly Silence’…

“BOOKER’S PLACE”: Director Reports a ‘Chilly Silence’…

Posted on Nov 23, 2012 in Booker's Place, Interviews

“BOOKER’S PLACE: A MISSISSIPPI STORY”: Director Reports a ‘Chilly Silence’ About Film From Some Greenwood Residents [From Channelnonfiction.com] In 1965, Frank De Felitta traveled to Greenwood, Miss., to shoot the NBC documentary “MISSISSIPPI: A SELF PORTRAIT.” The murder of three civil rights workers in 1964 just outside Philadelphia, Miss., as well as other race-related crimes […]

On the Wright Track

On the Wright Track

Posted on Apr 27, 2012 in Booker's Place

By Amy Taubin [From ArtForum.com] Raymond De Felitta, Booker’s Place: A Mississippi Story, 2012, black-and-white film in HD, 91 minutes. Production still. Vera Douglas, Katherine Jones, and Yvette Johnson. Photo: Danielle Anderson. SOME STORIES need to be told and told again. Raymond De Felitta’s Booker’s Place: A Mississippi Story(2012) is the sequel to his father […]

IINTERVIEW: Raymond De Felitta and Yvette Johnson talk Booker’s Place

IINTERVIEW: Raymond De Felitta and Yvette Johnson talk Booker’s Place

Posted on Apr 22, 2012 in Booker's Place, Interviews

By Wilson Morales [From Blackfilm.com] Playing at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival is an incredible documentary called ‘Booker’s Place: A Mississippi Story,’ which is about an African-American waiter named Booker Wright, who gave an incredibly honest interview about racism in the south in 1965. In 1965, documentary filmmaker Frank DeFelitta traveled to Mississippi to shoot […]

INTERVIEW: The Leonard Lopate Show

INTERVIEW: The Leonard Lopate Show

Posted on Apr 20, 2012 in Audio, Booker's Place, Interviews

“Booker’s Place: A Mississippi Story” [From WNYC.org] In 1965, Frank De Felitta made a documentary about the civil rights struggle in the Mississippi Delta. A black waiter named Booker Wright, who worked at a “whites only” restaurant, spoke openly about his thoughts on segregation in the film, and as a result, he lost his job […]

A Film Settles Accounts From the ’60s

A Film Settles Accounts From the ’60s

Posted on Apr 20, 2012 in Booker's Place

By Felicia R. Lee [From The New York Times] Booker Wright, a black waiter in a whites-only restaurant in Greenwood, Miss., neither protested nor preached as the civil rights movement of the 1960s roiled the Delta. But the film “Booker’s Place: A Mississippi Story,” scheduled to premiere on Sunday at the Tribeca Film Festival, portrays […]