The Movie, Showing Roots Is Buzzing on The Film Festival Circuit

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After winning the "Spirit of Freedom: Narrative Award" at the Bahamas Film Festival, the new movie, Showing Roots, written by Susan Batten and directed by DGA Awardnominee Michael Wilson, continues to receive accolades at various film festivals. On April 3, 2016, Showing Roots premiered at the Maryland International Film Festival and received the "Best Feature Film" award. Showing Roots features an all-star cast which includes Maggie Grace (Lost, Taken)Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black)Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey)Adam Brody (The O.C.), and Cicely Tyson (How to Get Away with Murder). At the end of April, the film will travel to Newport Film Festival for two more showings.

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About Showing Roots

'Showing Roots' takes place in 1977 during the premiere of the miniseries Roots. Set in a small southern town where there definitely are still 'right' and 'wrong' sides of the tracks, two young women – one white, one black – forge an unlikely friendship that sparks a journey of independence, self-discovery, and ultimately results in the search for the perfect hairdo.

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