Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story (2008, Stefan Forbes)

Categories: 2008 and Movies.

This is a TV-quality documentary that offers a lot of insight into the man it’s about, but also the South and modern American politics. There’s a lot here to chew on that’s worthwhile. But, there’s also a number of problems, including a lack of context for non-American viewers and an odd structure that veers between straight-chronological and episodic.

The lessons of Atwater’s life, if there are any, are extremely relevant to the US today so, for that reason alone, this is worth watching.

7/10

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