Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story

Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story

| USA | 90 MINUTES | English

Booker Wright was an African-American restaurant owner who also served double-duty as a waiter in a “whites-only” restaurant in Mississippi in the 1960s. He became an unlikely activist for the Civil Rights movement when he appeared on a network TV documentary reporting on the changing times in his small town. Exploding the myth of who he was and his experience serving the white community, Booker’s appearance set off a chain of events that eventually led to his untimely murder.

BOOKER’S PLACE: A MISSISSIPPI STORY follows director Raymond De Felitta (CITY ISLAND), whose father directed the original 1966 documentary, as he journeys through past and present-day Mississippi with Booker’s granddaughter, searching for details around Booker’s courageous life and shocking murder, while also exploring the impact the film had not only on the local community but also on Raymond’s father.

Cast & Credits
Directed by
Raymond De Felitta and Raymond De Felitta

Raymond De Felitta was nominated for an Oscar in 1990 for his AFI thesis short, Bronx Cheers. His 1995 film Cafe Society premiered at Directors Fortnight. His indie Two Family House won the Sundance Audience Award, and his 2009 feature City Island won the TFF Audience Award.

Director of Photography
Joe Victorine
Associate Producer
Nicki Newburger
Raymond De Felitta
David Zellerford
Post-Production Supervisor
Alessandra Belliza
Primary Cast
Frank De Felitta, Yvette Johnson, Vera Douglas, Katherine Jones, Raymond De Felitta, William Winter, Hodding Carter III
Executive Producer
Steven C. Beer, Lynn Roer
Yvette Johnson
George Gross
Production Manager
Moitri Ghosh

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