"Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story" 4th Monday Free Screening November 26, 2018

In 1965, documentary filmmaker Frank DeFelitta traveled to Mississippi to shoot a film on the subject of racism in the American South.

Monday, November 26, 2018 @7pm

St. Clair Bourne 4th Monday Free Screening

Mayme Clayton Library and Museum
4130 Overland Avenue
Culver City, CA 90230

Mayme Clayton Library and Museum in association with the BADWest St. Clair Bourne 4th Monday Documentary

Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story

Directed by
Raymond De Felitta

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 (director of City Island) returns to the site of his father's film to examine the repercussions of this fateful interview.

Raymond De FelittaRaymond De Felitta's films have been honored at international film festivals and hailed by critics. His short film "Bronx Cheers" was nominated for an Academy Award in 1991. "City Island" and "Two Family House" both won Audience Awards, at the Tribeca Film Festival (2009) and Sundance Film Festival (2000) respectively. His debut feature, "Café Society" premiered in Directors Fortnight at Cannes (1996). His first documentary, "Tis Autumn: The Search For Jackie Paris" premiered to wide acclaim at Sundance, 2007 and his second documentary, "Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story" (which premiered at Tribeca in 2012) was the subject of a full one-hour episode of Dateline NBC. He directed "Rob The Mob" (2014) and is currently preparing to film his own screenplay "The Lucky Sperm Club". Raymond De Felitta has also just released his first book, "City Island and Two Family House: Two Screenplays" (Buy on Amazon).

There will be a Q&A after the screening.

 Our Location

This event is FREE.

Mayme Clayton Library and Museum
4130 Overland Avenue
Culver City, CA 90230

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