Booker’s Place: A Mississippi Story

Tuesday, December 06 th, 2016 at 00:12 am 

Booker’s Place: A Mississippi Story

JOY REVIEW

This is a terrific documentary that follows a waiter in Gainesville Mississippi, and it’s really kind of a tragic story. They were filming a documentary about racism in 1965, not that long ago, and Frank De Felitta changed the life of an African American waiter and his family. 40 years later, his son goes back to the film to examine the repercussions. This involves his kids and his grandchildren. This is a really terrific film, and the stomach churning part is that it’s so recent. I mean we view racism, or at least I try to view racism, as something that the country has outgrown. This is relatively recent. I mean 1965 is what, 47 years ago. It’s not going to make you happy, but it’s a terrific documentary. Five stars.

Joy Meter