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Showing Roots is a 2016 American comedy-drama film directed by Michael Wilson and starring Maggie Grace, Elizabeth McGovern, Adam Brody, Uzo Aduba and Cicely Tyson.[1][2]

Showing Roots
Directed byMichael Wilson
Produced bySusan Batten
Michael Mailer
Nick Thurlow
Written bySusan Batten
StarringMaggie Grace
Elizabeth McGovern
Adam Brody
Uzo Aduba
Cicely Tyson
Music byJohn Gromada
CinematographyYaron Levy
Edited byAndrew Drazek
Michael Mailer Films
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Distributed byLionsgate Home Entertainment
Release date
Running time
100 minutes
CountryUnited States




The film was shot in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.[3]


Renee Schonfeld of Common Sense Media awarded the film two stars out of five.[4]


The film won the Spirit of Freedom Narrative Award at the Bahamas Film Festival and the Best Feature Film Award at the Maryland International Film Festival.[3]


  1. ^ Gettell, Oliver (21 April 2016). "Showing Roots starring Maggie Grace, Uzo Aduba: Lifetime reveals air date". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  2. ^ Uhlich, Keith (25 May 2016). "'Showing Roots': TV Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  3. ^ a b Obenson, Tambay A. (20 April 2016). "Watch Uzo Aduba, Cicely Tyson, Others in Trailer for Indie Dramedy 'Showing Roots'". IndieWire. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  4. ^ Schonfeld, Renee. "Showing Roots". Common Sense Media. Retrieved 6 March 2018.

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