Showing Roots (2016)

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Showing Roots: Directed by Michael Wilson. With Carol Sutton, Maggie Grace, Adam Brody, Elizabeth McGovern. Set in the year 1977, two women look to integrate their small town, inspired by the miniseries “Roots” as it hits the airwaves.

“What a treat this TV movie turned out to be.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eItu0026#39;s quite fascinating to see the effect in 1977 of the broadcast on TV of Roots on both black and white folk in a small Southern town. Good reminder how much prejudice there was in the 70s.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eMaggie Grace is just right for the role – her awkwardness and sweetness are perfect for the role of the simple good hearted hair dresser. Adam Brody plays her construction supervisor love interest. Heu0026#39;s a likable actor who should be on TV more. Elizabeth McGovern is quite droll as the bigoted scheming comically villain hairdresser. Itu0026#39;s great she gets to show another side from the rather bland Downton Abbey role. Good performance too from Uzo Aduba as Maggieu0026#39;s black best friend and partner. She doesnu0026#39;t overdo her black awareness. Cicely Tyson who was in the original Roots makes an appearance too.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eWatch this one – itu0026#39;s a gem.”

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