American contrast

Courageous: Booker Wright.

Our next Weekend Film Series on July 15 features two contrasting American films: a powerful documentary about racial tensions in the Deep South and a heartfelt comedy, by Oscar®-nominated director Bruce Beresford.

Booker’s Place: A Mississippi Story is a documentary about Booker Wright, an African-American restaurant owner who also served as a waiter in a “whites-only” restaurant in the Ku Klux Klan stronghold of Greenwood, Mississippi in the 1960s. Wright was murdered after he courageously spoke out during a 1966 TV documentary.

Peace, Love and Misunderstanding is a charming comedy by two-time Academy Award®-nominated director Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy) that showcases a brilliant performance from two-time Academy Award-winner Jane Fonda as an aging hippie meeting her grandchildren for the first time.

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