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The Rape Of Recy Taylor (2017)

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Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. Common in Jim Crow South, few women spoke up in fear for their lives. Not Recy Taylor, who bravely identified her rapists. The NAACP sent its chief rape investigator Rosa Parks, who rallied support and triggered an unprecedented outcry for justice.

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Recy Taylor
as Herself
Tommy Bernardi
as Billy Towerton / Hugo Wilson
Alma Daniels
as Herself
Cynthia Erivo
as Rosa Parks
Tom Gibbs
as Luther Lee / Herbert Lovett
Jack Kyser
as Dillard York / Willie Joe Culpepper
John Payne
as John O. Harris
Chris Money
as Himself
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Very much of the Me Too moment, this uneven but important documentary exists to give a voice to the voiceless, in this case the "staggering" number of black women raped by white men throughout US history.

May 25, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

[A] harrowing and very instructive documentary...

May 24, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

[Director Nancy] Buirski's documentary acknowledges [Recy Taylor's] role in a bigger story.

May 23, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's a strong film: chastening, shocking, steeped in fractious ironies.

May 23, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Planting a flag firmly at the intersection of patriarchy, sexism and white supremacy, "The Rape of Recy Taylor" is a documentary of multiple layers and marvelous gumption.

December 14, 2017 | Full Review…

The film is a haunting, damning unpacking of history that also reminds us how little progress we've made.

December 13, 2017 | Full Review…

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