Experimenter: The Stanley Milgram StoryVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Experimenter is based on the true story of the famed social psychologist Stanley Milgram (Peter Sarsgaard in an expertly shaded and intelligent performance), who in 1961 conducted a series of now classic and radical behavioral experiments designed to measure humans’ conformity, conscience and free will.
With Adolf Eichmann’s trial airing in living rooms across America, Milgram’s Kafkaesque results hit a nerve and sparked a public outcry.
Experimenter invites us inside Milgram’s whirring mind, from meeting his wife Sasha (played expertly by Winona Ryder) to his controversial experiments at Yale. This smart, unsettling yet quirky biopic exposes the dark heart of mankind and addresses our contemporary concerns about blind compliance of tortious acts.
- 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival: Alfred P. Sloan Distribution Grant: Michael Almereyda
- 2015 Village Voice Film Poll (VVFP): 4th Place Best Actor, Peter Sarsgaard
- 2016 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Nominated Saturn Award: Best Independent Film
- 2015 Gotham Awards Nominated, Gotham Independent Film Award: Best Actor: Peter Sarsgaard