Roll Red Roll

2018 | USA | NR | 80 min.


Old Town Playhouse Wed, Aug 1, 2018 3:00 PM
Bijou by the Bay Thu, Aug 2, 2018 6:00 PM
Film Info
Section:US Documentary
Release Year:2018
Runtime:80 min.
Premiere Status:Midwest Premiere
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Nancy Schwartzman
Produced by:Nancy Schwartzman
Jessica Devaney
Steven Lake
Cinematography:Matt Bockelman
Editing By:Christopher White


A small town. A beloved high school football team. A “boys will be boys” mentality. In Nancy Schwartzman’s pointed Roll Red Roll, rape culture is examined through the lens of the infamous case in Steubenville, Ohio. In 2012, an underaged teenage girl was sexually assaulted at a pre-season party. The news swept the nation, but the town stayed silent on the suspects. It wasn’t until amateur true crime blogger Alex Goddard scoured through the students’ social media that the police made their arrests. And it wasn't until the hacktivist group Anonymous got involved that there was anything close to justice. In unearthing the disturbing and extensive evidence of the crime, Goddard reveals the apathetic attitudes that shepherded the bystander culture of complicity and silence. Utterly impactful and harrowing, this is a must-see of the #MeToo era we dare not turn away from. IN PERSON: Director Nancy Schwartzman and Subject Alex Goddard.