Film and Television Professor’s Film Selected for Festivals and Broadcast

NCC’s Assistant Professor of Film & Television, Julie Casper Roth’s documentary film, Rooted Out, is currently screening at events around the country.

The half-hour film tells the story of two men who were denied a marriage license in their hometown. Over the course of a year, the couple’s supporters fought for justice and an accurate narrative of events.

Casper Roth believes the film has particular resonance right now as members of Congress seek to protect marriage equality.

Rooted Out premiered in August at the OUTSouth Film Festival in Durham, North Carolina. Since then, the film has screened or will be screening at film festivals in Austin, Chicago, Atlanta, Washington D.C., New Haven, Winston-Salem, and others. In addition to festival screenings, the film will be broadcast on WMHT-PBS in the New York State capital region on October 9th. The broadcast will be preceded by an in-person screening event and a moderated panel discussion hosted by the station at Proctors Theater in Schenectady, New York on October 3rd.

Additionally, Casper Roth has been invited to be a guest presenter at Union College, Skidmore College, and Smith College this Fall. She’ll be talking about the film’s content as well as the process behind making it.

The creation of Rooted Out was supported by a New York State Council on the Arts Individual Artist grant, and fiscal sponsorship is provided by the International Documentary Association.

More information about the documentary can be found at its website: