Rooted Out

When two men are denied a marriage license in their hometown, the town attempts to erase the incident from public record.

Over the course of a year, the couple's supporters fight for justice and an accurate narrative of events.

  • Julie Casper Roth
  • Julie Casper Roth
  • Joy E. Reed
    Buck, How to Dance in Ohio, Little Miss Westie
  • Julie Casper Roth
  • Thomas Hurd
    Key Cast
  • Dylan Toften
    Key Cast
  • Margrethe Lauber
    Key Cast
  • Susan MacLeod
    Key Cast
  • Jill Malouf
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Social Interest, LGBTQ
  • Runtime:
    26 minutes 46 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 9, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital Video
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Director Biography - Julie Casper Roth

Julie Casper Roth is an award-winning filmmaker, artist, and writer interested in hidden histories, the unseen, and the ignored. Her work has been screened nationally and internationally at venues including Baekam Art Hall in South Korea, the Athens International Film and Video Festival, Chicago Reeling LGBTQ Film Festival, SCOPE Basel, the Paris International Lesbian and Feminist Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, and many others. She is a two-time finalist for the Sundance Screenwriters Lab, the recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Fellowship in Video, a recipient of the College Art Association Professional Development Fellowship, and was awarded a New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Individual Artist grant. Julie teaches film, video, and television production.

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Director Statement

As a filmmaker and artist, I'm interested in stories, people, and histories that are unseen. My most recent work considers the authors of public records, the purveyors of history, erasure, and gatekeepers to representation. More specifically, I'm interested in those who haven't been given a seat at the table and what this absence means for visibility and power.