Releasing at July 16, 2021 in theaters
The Boys in Red Hats is documentary film directed and written by Jonathan Schroder. The film primiered at March 20, 2021 on Cinequest Film Festival.
After 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 goes viral, filmmaker Jonathan Schroder sets out to understand the incident, the media’s obsession with it and the larger ramifications for both one small Kentucky community and our country as a whole. The Boys in Red Hats 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.
Director: Jonathan Schroder
Writer: Jonathan Schroder