The Boys in Red Hats Official Trailer

This is a new Documentary on Media, Privilege, Racism and

Deep Political Divides on BOTH sides



By Writer/Director Jonathan Schroder

Run Time:1h 27min

Genre: Documentary




It was the smirk heard round the world, igniting a social and mainstream media shitstorm. But what really happened at the 2019 March for Life when MAGA-hat-wearing school boys from Kentucky appeared to mock a Native American elder on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial?


In this feature documentary, filmmaker Jonathan Schroder (NatGeo’s “The Incredible Dr. Pol”) investigates how the now infamous confrontation became one of the most polarizing viral moments in history while chronicling his own journey at his former high school, Covington Catholic.


A deeply personal documentary Schroder deftly explores the media’s insistence on immediacy over accuracy, the danger in prioritizing intent over impact and what it’s going to take if we ever hope to bridge the deep divides in our communities—and our country.


With “The Boys in Red Hats,” Jonathan Schroder directs and also produces. The film is written by Jonathan Schroder and Justin Jones, edited by John Dilley with Jason Neff as Director of Photography.



Cincinnati, OH // Esquire Theatre
New York, NY // New Plaza Screening Series
Los Angeles, CA // Laemmle Virtual Cinema & Laemmle Theatres*
*in-person screenings Aug. 2-5 with filmmaker Q&As!
Chicago, IL // Music Box Theatre (Virtual)
Newbergh, NY // Downing Film Center (Virtual)
Columbus, OH // Gateway Film Center (Virtual)
Lambertville, PA // Acme Theatre (Virtual)
Peoria, IL // Landmark Cinemas (Virtual)
Long Beach, WA // Neptune Theater (Virtual)
Athens, GA // CineAthens (Virtual)
Boulder, CO // Int’l Film Series
Winston-Salem, NC // a/perature cinema


…and more to come!





Jonathan Schroder, Justin Jones


Jonathan Schroder


Justin Jones

Opening Date

July 16, 2021 (Limited Theatrical Release) contributor: ShariK.Green tmc
I'm the Sr. Film Writer and Community Manager for I write, direct and produce short films with my production company, Good Stew Productions. I'm now working on my first feature film which is a lot of work but a lot of fun! Though it's hard to answer this questions when asked, I'd say my favorite movie is “The Big Chill.” I enjoy photography, poetry, and hiking and I adore animals, especially elephants. I live in Arizona and feel it's an outstanding and inspirational place to live.

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