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. Director/Producer: Nancy Schwartzman; Producers: Steven Lake, Jessica Devaney; Executive Producers: Abigail Disney, Barbara Dobkin, Geralyn Dreyfous, Maxyne Franklin, Chandra Jessee, Patty Quillin, Gini Reticker, Regina K. Scully

Peabody Award 2019: POV Award (Nomination)
Cinema Eye Honors Awards 2019: Spotlight Awards (Nomination)
BendFilm Festival 2018: Best Feature
Chagrin Documentary Film Festival 2018: Social Awareness Award – Best Film
Middlebury New FilmmakersFestival 2014: Clio Visualizing History Award
Monmouth Film Festival 2018: Best Feature Documentary
Nantucket Film Festival 2018: Adrienne Shelley Excellence in Filmmaking Award

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