On Friday, April 27th, the Hood Humanities Film Series: Memory Through the Lens will continue with the civil rights documentary Booker’s Place: A Mississippi Story.
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.
The film will be introduced by Dr. Terry Anne Scott, and will be followed by a discussion.
Hood Humanities Film Series
Booker’s Place: A Mississippi Story
Friday, April 27, 7 PM
Hodson Auditorium, Rosenstock Hall, Hood College