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
Synopsis & WHERE TO FIND IT NEAR YOU!
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
Jonathan Schroder, Justin Jones
July 16, 2021 (Limited Theatrical Release)