Peter Sarsgaard as Stanley Milgram in Official 'Experimenter' Trailer
"Why is defiance the anomaly instead of the norm?" Magnolia Picture has debuted the official trailer for Experimenter, directed by Michael Almereyda starring Peter Sarsgaard as social psychologist Stanley Milgram. The film looks at Milgram's controversial studies in the early 1960s at Yale, involving an electric shock administered to "stranger" in the room next door. It would make a nice companion piece with The Stanford Prison Experiment, also at Sundance this year, and also a look at the way humans respond to and take control of authority. In addition to Sarsgaard, the Experimenter cast includes Winona Ryder, Kellan Lutz, Taryn Manning, John Leguizamo, Jim Gaffigan, Dennis Hyasbert & Anton Yelchin. Enjoy.
Famed social psychologist Stanley Milgram (played by Peter Sarsgaard) in 1961 conducts a series of radical behavior experiments at Yale University that test ordinary humans willingness to obey authority. Experimenter is both written and directed by veteran American filmmaker Michael Almereyda, of the films A Hero of Our Time, Another Girl Another Planet, Nadja, Hamlet, Happy Here and Now, New Orleans Mon Amour, William Eggleston in the Real World and Cymbeline previously. This first premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in the Premieres category. Magnolia Pictures will release Michael Almereyda's Experimenter in select theaters + VOD starting October 16th later this fall. Anyone curious?