Roll Red Roll

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Official Selections include Tribeca Film Festival and Hot Docs International Documentary Festival. 

In small-town Steubenville, Ohio, at a pre-season football party, a horrible incident took place that would garner international attention and result in the sentencing of two key offenders. We go behind the headlines of the notorious high school sexual assault to witness the social media-fueled ‘boys will be boys’ culture that let it happen.

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 unflinchingly asks: ‘Why didn’t anyone stop it?’

“essential viewing… powerful … compelling.”
The Hollywood Reporter

“… it’ll stay with you forever.”
Slate

“relatable and timely”
Variety

“don’t miss … explosive…”
New York Post

“potential breakout … a compelling true-crime story”
Indiewire

“Chilling… gripping … well-constructed”
The Village Voice