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Roll Red Roll

  • Akron-Summit County Public Library Main Branch (map)

120 mins | Rated TBC | Documentary

When social media, "boys will be boys" and vigilante justice collide, one small town in America will never be the same.

Go behind the headlines of notorious high school sexual assault to witness the social
media-fueled “boys will be boys” culture that let it happen. In small-town Steubenville,
Ohio, at a pre-season football party, a horrible incident took place that would garner
national attention and result in the sentencing of two key offenders. As amateur crime
blogger Alex Goddard uncovers disturbing evidence on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter
documenting the assault of a teenage girl by members of the beloved high school football
team, questions linger around the collusion of teen and adult bystanders. ROLL RED
ROLL explores the complex motivations of both perpetrators and bystanders in this story,
to unearth the attitudes at the core of their behavior. The Steubenville story acts as a
cautionary tale of what can happen when adults look the other way and deny that rape
culture exists. With unprecedented access to police documents, exhibits and evidence, this
documentary feature unflinchingly asks: “Why didn’t anyone stop it?”

Followed by a Q&A with Alex Goddard featured in the film.

Presented by Hope & Healing Resources

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Earlier Event: June 1
Shorts Program #3
Later Event: June 1
The Lower Plateau