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Roll Red Roll

  • The Nightlight Cinema Akron, OH (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 blogger Alex Goddard featured in the film.

Presented by Hope & Healing Resources

Tickets on sale here

Check out the trailer here!

Earlier Event: May 31
Shorts Program #2
Later Event: May 31
The Lower Plateau