Russell Roots

Director of Film Exhibition

Russell Roots, the Director of Film Exhibition with Utah Film Center, is responsible for delivering dynamic, inclusive, innovative and professional film programming to Utah audiences. Additionally, they are the program manager of UFC’s Black culture program, Black, Bold & Brilliant. In previous incarnations, they also managed the Film Center’s two annual film festivals and summer drive-in film series. Russell has a background in journalism, radio, media literacy, and has led administrative efforts on the boards of other arts organizations. They focus their studies on the intersections of marginalized groups in cinema and the rise of white nationalism and other intolerance in the United States.

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