The story goes… 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.
The documentary titled Booker’s Place: A Mississippi Story, is described as a intensely personal film about children struggling to understand their parents is also a heartbreaking portrait of the legacy of intolerance.
It’ll premiere at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival next month in the Spotlight section.
Also worth noting, announced this morning, Tribeca Film has 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 (at least I couldn’t immediately find one).