Indiewire loved Booker’s Place

Here’s a link to Leonard Maltin’s review of Ray’s documentary, which he titled “Revisiting History.”

I had no idea that Raymond’s father, Frank De Felitta, made award-winning documentary films for NBC News in the 1960s. Recognizing this, his son started posting some of his father’s work online. The one that resonated with many people was Mississippi: A Self Portrait, made in 1966. In it, an illiterate black waiter at a popular restaurant in Greenwood, Mississippi unexpectedly opened up for the camera, and told what it felt like to be mistreated by some customers, while always maintaining a smile. This impromptu monologue may have cost him his life.


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