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Sun, Mar 31


Film Forum


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Mar 31, 2019, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Film Forum, 209 W Houston St, New York, NY 10014, USA

About The Event

Join us for our opportunity to catch Roll Red Roll - a true-crime thriller that goes behind the headlines to uncover the deep-seated and social media-fueled “boys will be boys” culture at the root of high school sexual assault in America.

Winner of six Best Feature Documentary Awards, including HotDocs and Tribeca Film Festival 2018 selections.


The film screening will be followed by a Q&A with ROLL RED ROLL filmmaker Nancy Schwartzman on the topic, “Could Sex Education Save Steubenville?”

Also on the panel will be, Chessy Prout (Author “I Have The Right To,” activist, survivor), Francisco Ramirez (MPH, sex-educator, host and producer at MTV), and moderator Jeenie Yoon (LMSW, host, Sex Talk Happy Hour, Senior Campus Sexual Assault Coordinator, NYCAASA).

  • “Essential viewing. Documents the case in such a powerful fashion that your feelings of outrage will persist long after the movie is over.” – Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter
  • “Everybody needs to see it… it’ll stay with you forever.” – Lena Wilson, Slate
  • “[Nancy] Schwartzman handles the subject matter with respect, grace, insight, and even hope. Through the lens of the Steubenville rape case, Roll Red Roll shows that society is finally beginning to take rape and rape culture seriously—and how far we still have to go.” – Erika W. Smith, BUST Magazine

At a pre-season football party in small-town Steubenville, Ohio, a heinous crime took place: the assault of a teenage girl by members of the beloved high school football team. What transpired would garner national attention and result in the sentencing of two key offenders. But it was the disturbing social media evidence uncovered online by crime blogger Alex Goddard that provoked the most powerful questions about the case, and about the collusion of teen bystanders, teachers, parents and coaches to protect the assailants and discredit the victim.

As it painstakingly reconstructs the night of the crime and its aftermath, Roll Red Roll uncovers the ingrained rape culture at the heart of the incident, acting as a cautionary tale about what can happen when teenage social media bullying runs rampant and adults look the other way.

The film unflinchingly asks: “why didn’t anyone stop it?”

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