Experimenter

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Title: Experimenter

Genre: Drama, Biography

Year: 2015

Cast: Peter Sarsgaard, Winona Ryder, Jim Gaffigan, Kellan Lutz, Dennis Haysbert, John Leguizamo, Taryn Manning, Danny A. Abeckaser, Anthony Edwards, Eduardo Ballerini, John Palladino, Lori Singer, Josh Hamilton, Anton Yelchin

Directed by: Michael Almereyda

Written by: Michael Almereyda

Produced by: Uri Signer, Fabio Golombek, Aimee Schoof, Isen Robbins, Danny A. Abeckaser, Per Melita, Michael Almereyda

Executive Produced by: Jeff Rice, Lee Broda, Trevor Crafts, Mark Myers, Lati Grobman, Christa Campbell, Roberio Ferenzini, Claudio Szajman

Origin: USA

Language(s): English

Awards/Festivals: Sundance FF, New York FF, Rome FF, Stockholm FF, Deauville FF

External Links: Hollywood Reporter – Sundance Interviews with Cast

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“CONCEPTUALLY EXCITING, INTELECTUALLY SEARCHING. Adventurous in form and thought, not just in subject. Mr. Almereyda has a boundless gift for finding new ways to tell old stories.” -Manohla Darghis, The New York Times

“STANLEY KUBRICK WOULD HAVE LOVED IT. Far and away director Almereyda’s strongest, most moving film. Winona Ryder is superb and so is Peter Sarsgaard.” -Amy Taubin, Film Comment

Yale University, 1961. Stanley Milgram (Peter Sarsgaard) designs a psychology experiment that remains relevant to this day, in which people think they’re delivering painful electric shocks to an affable stranger (Jim Gaffigan) strapped into a chair in another room. Disregarding his pleas for mercy, the majority of subjects do not stop the experiment, administering what they think are near-fatal electric shocks, simply because they’ve been told to. With Nazi Adolf Eichmann’s trial airing in living rooms across America, Milgram’s exploration of authority and conformity strikes a nerve in popular culture and the scientific community. Celebrated in some circles, he is also accused of being a deceptive, manipulative monster. His wife Sasha (Winona Ryder) anchors him through it all. “Experimenter” invites us inside Milgram’s whirring mind in this bracing portrait of a brilliant man whose conscience and creative spirit continue to be resonant, poignant, and inspirational.

U.S. Release by Magnolia Pictures