An infamous incident involving a major Cincinnati high school will consider its transition from social media notoriety to the money screen when new investigative documentary The boys in red hats Premieres July 16.
The film covers the events and aftermath of January 18, 2019, when Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills, Ky., made national headlines When a video of an altercation involving one of his students and a Native American activist was uploaded to social media.
the Original videowhich lasted only a minute, showed Nicholas Sandmann, a student at Covington Catholic at the time, wearing a red baseball cap had the words ‘Make America Great Again’ – Former President Donald Trump’s Slogan – with several classmates in the background. Sandmann, then 16, smiling and standing right in front of Nathan Phillips, a Native American activist from the Omahaha Nation who played a drum while singing and singing.
As later footage revealed, CCHS students were participating in a March for Life event while Phillips participated in a concurrent Indigenous Peoples March. As both protests ended, a group of black Hebrew Israelites began inheriting the high school students who then responded with their own chants. Phillips, seeking to diffuse any conflict, approached the students, finding himself in front of Sandmann, who did not return. As Sandmann later revealed in a reportbelieved he was diffusing the tense situation by still holding on.
What followed the incident was a veritable firestorm of social media reactions and rapidly evolving coverage from most mainstream media. A new York Times article released the next day called it a “Explosive convergence of race, religion and ideological beliefs.”
Longer videos of the altercation have been released and bystanders interviewed, publications like the Washington To post, CNN and NBC have all revised their coverage. Sandmann later sued the three; according to the Cincinnati Rewardlawsuits against the Washington Post and CNN have been settled. The Diocese of Covington initially condemned the students’ actions but after launching an investigation, later said the students were not at fault.
Covington Catholic High School is known as the only All-Boys High School in Northern Kentucky. With 512 students enrolled as of 2020-21 school year, more than 95% identify as Catholic, school saysDMisures website.
A film from Covington Catholic itself, award-winning filmmaker Jonathan Schroder, has created an “investigative documentary” that “pisses on both sides,” so claims the film states in its tagline.
“I wanted to find the truth of the situation and better understand how and why this story is snowing through the media the way it has,” Schroder said in a press release.
According to the film’s official synopsis, the documentary “explores the medium’s obsession with the immediacy of accuracy, the danger of prioritizing intent over impact, and what it’s going to take if we ever hope to bridge the deep divisions of our communities – and our country”.
For Schroder, filming the project hit close to home.
“It was certainly a challenge for me to remain objective due to my own personal experiences at Covington Catholic,” Schroder said in the press release. “I knew it was going to happen from the film. We all knew we would need to work outside of our comfort zones and bring in all perspectives; let the facts speak for themselves. “
The boys in red hats, which is 87 minutes long and unrated, according to its official materials, will be set in Cincinnati at The Esquire Theater located at 320 Ludlow Avenue in Clifton. Nationally, the screening can be found in person in New York and Los Angeles and through virtual cinemas across the country. Find ticketing information and ShowTime for the esquireWhere learn more about The boys in red hats.
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Good morning! The boys in red hatsa feature documentary by Filmmaker Jonathan Schroder (Natteotv’s The Incredible Dr. Pol), hits theaters (in-person and virtual) starting July 16! A full list of opening markets, including New York, Los Angeles, Cincinnati and more, is below. Watch the trailer.
Following a 2019 confrontation between a student from Kentucky’s Elite Covington Catholic High School and a Native American elder on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, filmmaker Jonathan Schroder highlighted the incident, the media’s obsession with it, and the larger ramifications for both a small Kentucky community and our country as a whole.
The boys in red hats Deftly explores the media’s insistence on the immediacy of accuracy, the danger of prioritizing intent for impact and what it’s going to take if we ever hope to bridge the deep divisions in our communities – and our country.
In Theaters / Virtual Cinema July 16
Cincinnati, Ohio // esquire theater
New York, NY // New series of Plaza projections
Los Angeles, CA // Laemmle virtual cinema and Laemmle theaters *
* In-person broadcast from August 2 to 5 with filmmaker Q & As!
Newbergh, NY // Downing Film Center (Virtual)
Columbus, Ohio // Gateway Film Center (Virtual)
Lambertville, PA // Acme Theater (Virtual)
Peoria, IL // Landmark Cinemas (Virtual)
Long Beach, WA // Neptune Theater (Virtual)
Athens, Georgia // Cinatens (virtual)
**Screening links available for reviews/features/interviews**
About the movie
January 18, 2019: It was the smirk heard around the world.
Surrounded by classmates on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., 17-year-old Nick Sandmann, a student at northern Kentucky’s Covington Catholic High School, instantly and unwittingly became a world title, on the plan international on social media And in the 24-hour news cycle, he seemed confronted by Nathan Phillips, a Native American elder trying to keep the peace at this year’s march at the height of this year’s life by beating a ceremonial drum as he moved through the crowd. Overnight video clips of the interaction have gone viral, Sandmann and his classmates hit with a tidal wave of global outrage, their safety threatened and the entire Cath Cov community suddenly at the center of uncomfortable conversations about racism, privilege and politics.
A graduate of that elite institution, filmmaker Jonathan Schroder watched the Incident — and subsequent media — with keen interest, knowing the deeply formative nature of an adolescence spent inside the Catholic bubble titled Covington. Seeking to better understand the scene on the marches, the people involved, and its larger ramifications for the community, the media, and our democracy as a whole, Schroder set out to investigate how a forceful interaction can become an all-encompassing controversy. Along the way, The boys in the red hats Deftly explores the media’s obsession with the immediacy of exactness, the danger of prioritizing intent over impact, and what it’s going to take if we ever hope to bridge the deep divisions in our communities – and our country.
Directed by Jonathan Schroder
Written by Jonathan Schroder and Justin Jones
Executive produced by Jonathan Schroder
Produced by justin jones
Music by Justin Kerkau
Director of Photography Jason Neff
Film editing by John Dilly
The international reports were then revised to more accurately represent the events as longer videos were uploaded to social media and participants were interviewed.
-Affre the march on the march, the students were met by a group of black Hebrew Israelites, Phillips, a native activist then reached the scene and assuming there was a brewing dispute approached by the students meaning to diffuse the situation by beating his drum and singing
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