Acquired by Tribeca Film as announced on S&A last week, Booker’s Place: A Mississippi Story – described as a intensely personal film about children struggling to understand their parents is also a heartbreaking portrait of the legacy of intolerance – will premiere at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival next month in the Spotlight section.
A summary of the story reads… While filming a documentary on racism in Mississippi in 1965, Frank De Felitta forever changed the life of an African American waiter and his family. More than 40 years later, Frank’s son Raymond (director of City Island) returns to the site of his father’s film to examine the repercussions of their fateful encounter.
Tribeca Film acquired North American rights to the feature documentary, with plans to first release it simultaneously in theaters and digital VOD services such as iTunes, Amazon Watch Instantly, Vudu and Samsung Media Hub, on April 25 (theaters) and April 26 (VOD)..
No trailer on it yet (it’s coming); but S&A has been given an exclusive first look at the film’s official one-sheet which follows below: