Michael Mailer Hosts New York Premiere of Showing Roots at the School of Visual Arts Theatre
05/18/2016

MAGGIE GRACE, EMMY WINNERS UZO ADUBA AND ELIZABETH MCGOVERN, ADAM BRODY AND OSCAR NOMINEE CICELY TYSON STAR IN SHOWING ROOTS which premieres MAY 26 ON LIFETIME

Online PR News – 18-May-2016 – New York, NY – The new movie, Showing Roots, written by Susan Batten and directed by DGA Award nominee Michael Wilson, will premiere at the School of Visual Arts Theatre on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 in New York City. The red carpet begins at 6 PM and will be followed by a viewing of the film and a Q&A hosted by Executive Producer, Jennifer Gelfer. After receiving the “Best Feature Film” award at the Maryland International Film Festival and the “Spirit of Freedom: Narrative Award” at the Bahamas Film Festival, Showing Roots will celebrate the announcement of its Lifetime airdate of May 26, 2016 at 10 PM ET/PT at a cocktail reception sponsored by Deep Eddy Vodka and Clear Storm Media Group. 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).

For more information about Showing Roots, please visit ShowingRootsMovie.com. To attend, RSVP at ShowingRoots@GoodGirlPR.com. Talent submissions should be forwarded to nickie@goodgirlpr.com.

About Showing Roots
A Michael Mailer film, ’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 of the perfect hairdo.