This documentary is about the murder of a white doctor, Dr. Adams, by a black woman named Ruby McCollum in the small town of Fair Oaks, Florida, back in 1952 during the days of Jim Crow. Dr. Adams was shot to death, and there appears to be no question that Ruby McCollum shot him. The only real question is why?
Was it because he was the father of her apparently biracial child? Was their relationship consensual or was force and acquiescence involved? Was it something altogether different? The doctor was certainly no saint.
The film explores the possibilities but, ultimately, all it does is engage in speculation. It captures a lot of people on film, but all they seem to be doing is saying much ado about nothing. Still, the film does let the viewer know what ultimately happened to Ruby McCollum. Unfortunately, the documentary meanders all over the place, neither here, nor there. This makes for a mediocre documentary.