Showing Roots  USA / 2015 / 90 mins

Orange Is The New Black’s  Uzo Aduba  and  Taken 3  star  Maggie Grace  will lead the cast of feature drama  Showing Roots , about a small Southern town in 1977 whose balance is turned upside down when the slavery miniseries Rootshits the airwaves. Aduba and Grace will play two denizens of a local beauty parlor who are inspired by the Alex Haley adaptation to integrate their community, only to see pent-up racial tensions erupt in the process.


Filmed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana under veteran stage helmer Michael Wilson (The Trip to Bountiful), directing from a script penned byOne Life to Live actress Susan Batten. Michael Mailer, Batten, and Nick Thurlow are producing and Bill Haber, Jeff Hayes, Alan Helene, and Jennifer Gelfer will serve as executive producers. “I find that the subject matter has only gotten more relevant in this country,” said Mailer, who has collaborated with Batten on the passion project for a number of years. “It’s a movie that deals with racial healing.”


Showtimes

Thursday, December 3 / 6:30pm

Romora Bay, Harbour Island

Thursday, December 10 / 8:00pm

Galleria JFK Cinema Theatre 2

Credits

Director

Michael Wilson (Attending)

Screenwriter

Susan Batten

Principal Cast

Uzo Aduba, (ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK) Elizabeth McGovern (DOWNTON ABBEY) and Cicely Tyson (ROOTS)


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