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While filming a documentary in Mississippi in 1965, Frank De Felitta forever changed the life of an African-American waiter and his family. In 2011, Frank’s son, Raymond returns to the Delta to examine the repercussions of that fateful encounter. From IMDB

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“So many documentaries come out every year that it isn’t possible to keep up with them all. I watched “Booker’s Place” because I admire its director, Raymond De Felitta. And I’m awfully glad I did.”

Leonard Maltin, Maltin on Movies (Click to read full review)

 

“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.”

Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News (Click to read full review)

 

“Throughout ‘Booker’s Place’, personal experience and historical remembrance crash together in such surprising, sometimes shocking, ways. Documentarian and subject, past and present blur together like bleeding watercolors in Raymond De Felitta’s gripping memoir.”

Glenn Heath, Jr. Slant Magazine (click to read full review)

 

“Building a surprisingly powerful portrait around a single, long forgotten scrap of film, Raymond De Felitta’s ‘Booker’s Place:  A Mississippi Story’ combines present-day reporting with archival material to investigate an unsung hero of the Civil Rights era. Beautifully put together in just about every way…”

John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter (click to read full review)

 

“It drives me nuts when an interviewer doesn’t follow up. One wishes in ‘Booker’s Place: A Mississippi Story’, Raymond De Felitta had cast a little more resolution. Questions can be good; follow-ups are better. What’s behind a documentarian’s smile?”

Tony Macklin, TonyMacklin.com (click to read full review)

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