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Raymond De Felitta

Raymond De Felitta appears in the following:

"Booker’s Place: A Mississippi Story"

Friday, April 20, 2012

In 1965, Frank De Felitta made a documentary about the civil rights struggle in the Mississippi Delta. A black waiter named Booker Wright, who worked at a “whites only” restaurant, spoke openly about his thoughts on segregation in the film, and as a result, he lost his job and was beaten and ostracized. Booker Wright’s granddaughter Yvette Johnson joins Frank De Felitta’s son Raymond De Felitta to discuss about the new documentary directed by Raymond De Felitta, “Booker’s Place: A Mississippi Story,” about who Booker Wright was and how the 1965 film changed his life. "Booker's Place" is playing as part of the Tribeca Film Festival April 22, 25, 26, 28, and opens at the Quad Cinema April 27.

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Jazz Vocalist Jackie Paris

Friday, December 07, 2007

The late, great be-bop jazz singer Jackie Paris fell into near-total obscurity. Director Raymond de Felitta looks into how that happened in his new documentary, "’Tis Autumn." The film opens today, Fri. Dec. 7, at Cinema Village at 22 E. 12th St.

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