Russell Roots (they/he) is the director of film exhibition with Utah Film Center and manages the Black, Bold & Brilliant program, two annual film festivals, and community programming. Russell has a background in journalism, radio, media literacy and has led administrative efforts on the boards of other arts organizations. They are a procrastinating podcaster and focuses 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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