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Michael Almereyda
90 min

“An artistic riff on one of the 20th century’s most important intellectuals.” – The Guardian

“A Peter Sarsgaard performance that catches Milgram in all his seductive, megalomaniacal brilliance.” – Variety

“Human nature doesn’t change, you can make all kinds of excuses for evil by saying these people are different and it’s for their own good.” – BBC

When people said [after Milgram’s experiment], ‘Oh, I got tricked and now I feel like I’m capable of murder?’ Well, we all are!” – The Jewish Chronicle

Receiving its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, this fascinating true story of Jewish psychologist Stanley Milgram, and his groundbreaking ‘Obedience Experiments’ in 1961, features brilliantly pitched performances from Winona Ryder and Peter Sarsgaard. Milgram’s controversial experiments demonstrated man’s ability to obey malevolent authority, post-Holocaust, and became a major publishing sensation. Award-winning director Michael Almereyda delivers a stylish and highly original film on one of the 20th century’s most important intellectuals.