USA | 2015 | 98 minutes | Michael Almereyda

Peter Sarsgaard and Winona Ryder star in this biographical drama about Stanley Milgram and his famous Yale “obedience experiments” of manipulation, authority, and electric shocks. History, science, and human order collide in unexpected ways. Director Michael Almereyda scheduled to attend.

June 4, 2015
SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival  
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June 6, 2015
SIFF Cinema Egyptian  
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In the early 1960s, social psychology was about to change forever thanks to Stanley Milgram. In order to shake up the field and venture into uncharted territory on authority and control, Milgram (Peter Sarsgaard) conducted “obedience experiments” in which lab technicians administered an exchange between two strangers—one, in control of a button sending electrical shocks despite painful pleas and, the other, on the receiving end of the shocks. The experiments controversially shook the field of social psychology, leading Milgram to be labeled as a monster. Obsessive, ambitious, yet ultimately human, Milgram proves to be a fascinating subject of this unconventional and kinetic biopic, a shocking and insightful look into the mind of a man who manipulated the professional world he lived in. Co-starring Taryn Manning and Winona Ryder, Experimenter boasts a career-best performance from Sarsgaard in a winning, compelling mind-puzzle of a film.

Director Biography
Michael Almereyda is an American writer-director, known for Nadja (1994), Hamlet (2000), and Cymbeline (2014).

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Director: Michael Almereyda
Principal Cast: Peter Sarsgaard, Winona Ryder, Jim Gaffigan, Kellan Lutz, Taryn Manning
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Running Time: 98 minutes
Producer: Uri Singer, Fabio Golombek, Aimee Schoof, Isen Robbins, Per Melita, Danny A. Abeckaser
Screenplay: Michael Almereyda
Cinematographers: Ryan Samul
Editors: Kathryn J. Schubert
Music: Bryan Senti
Website: Official Film Website
Filmography: Cymbeline (2014), Paradise (Doc, 2009), New Orleans, Mon Amour (2008), Big River Blues (Doc, 2008), William Eggleston in the Real World (Doc, 2005), This So-Called Disaster: Sam Shepard Directs the Late Henry Moss (Doc, 2003), Happy Here and Now (2002), Hamlet (2000), The Eternal (1998), Nadja (1994), Another Girl Another Planet (1992), Twister (1989)
Language: English
Format: DCP
International Sales: Cinetic Media
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