Roll Red Roll

What led a town to witness a high school sexual assault and do nothing?

2018 | Running Time: 80 minutes | Rating: NR

ROLL RED ROLL looks at the attitudes normalizing a notorious high school sexual assault in Steubenville, Ohio. Originally the crime received barely any press coverage, but it gained national attention after amateur crime blogger Alex Goddard uncovered vast amounts of disturbing evidence through social media — the assault of a teenage girl at a pre-season high school football party had been fully documented and shared online. What’s discovered brings up deeply concerning questions around the behaviors of both perpetrators and bystanders. A cautionary tale of what can happen when adults look the other way and deny that rape culture exists, the film premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. Filmmakers: Nancy Schwartzman, Director; Jessica Devaney, Producer; Steven Lake, Producer

“Schwartzman handles the subject matter with respect, grace, insight, and even hope.”


Tags: Gendered Violence, Gender, Family Relationships, Science and Technology