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At a pre-season football party in a small Ohio town, a horrible incident took place. What transpired afterwards would garner national attention and result in the sentencing of two football players. But questions lingered about the conduct of the other teens, the choices made by the adults, and the culture that allowed this sexual assault to happen. ROLL RED ROLL investigates the complex motivations of perpetrators, bystanders and whistle blowers, and acts as a cautionary tale when a community denies that rape culture exists.

With unprecedented access to police documents, exhibits and evidence, the film unflinchingly asks: “why didn’t anyone stop it?”

Directed by Nancy Schwartzmann
Produced by Steven Lake
Produced by Jessica Devaney
Co-Produced by Bari Pearlman
Cinematography by Matt Bockelman & David Holm
Music by Nima Fakhrara
Edited by Christopher White
Executive Produced by Barbara Dobkin, Patty Quillin, Chandra Jessee, Geralyn Dreyfous, Regina K. Scully
Co-Executive Produced by Abigail Disney, Gini Reticker

Tribeca Film Festival World Premiere 2018
Hot Docs International Film Festival 2018
Theatrical Run at Film Forum in New York, and The Laemmle in Los Angeles 2019
POV on PBS 2019

Review in The New York Times and The New Yorker

Available on Amazon

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