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Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Documentary
Release Date:April 25, 2012
Running time:90 minutes
Cast:Hodding Carter III, Frank De Felitta, Yvette Johnson, Leroy Jones, Senator David Jordan
Director:Raymond De Felitta
Distributor:Tribeca Films

Description: In 1965, documentary filmmaker Frank DeFelitta traveled to Mississippi to shoot a film on the subject of racism in the American South. As he went about observing life in Mississippi and interviewing the locals, Frank was introduced to an African-American waiter named Booker Wright. With utter candor and a brazen lack of concern for his own well-being, Booker appeared on tape in the documentary and spoke openly and honestly about the realities of living in a racist society. This brief interview forever changed the lives of Booker and his family, and more than 40 years later, Frank's son Raymond DeFelitta returns to the site of his father's film to examine the repercussions of this fateful interview.

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