WHO’S IN IT?
Billy Crudup (Spotlight), Michael Angarano (The Forbidden Kingdom), Ezra Miller (We Need To Talk About Kevin), Tye Sheridan (Mud), Thomas Mann (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl), Miles Heizer (Rudderless), Keir Gilchrist (It’s Kind of a Funny Story), Johnny Simmons (Jennifer’s Body), Moisés Arias (The Kings of Summer), Olivia Thirlby (Juno), Nelsan Ellis (Get On Up), James Wolk (You Again), Gaius Charles (Salt), Logan Miller (Night Moves), James Frecheville (Animal Kingdom), Ki Hong Lee (The Maze Runner), Matt Bennett (Bridesmaids), Jack Kilmer (The Nice Guys), Nicholas Braun (How to Be Single), Brett Davern (The Culling), Jesse Carere (Teen Lust)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Kyle Patrick Alvarez (C.O.G.), director, editor; Tim Talbott (The Lather Effect), writer; Lauren Bratman (And While We Were Here), Brent Emery (The Road Within), Lizzie Friedman (And Soon The Darkness), Karen Lauder (Venom) and Greg Little (Ride), producers; Andrew Hewitt (Submarine), composer; Jas Shelton (Cyrus), cinematographer
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In 1971, Dr. Philip Zimbardo (Crudup) – a psychology professor at Stanford University – conducts an experiment with a group of students to study the abusive patterns of prisoners and guards. He constructs a simulated prison area in the university’s psychology department, and assigns the students into the roles of either prisoners or guards – but when psychotic tendencies start to emerge in the “guards”, things spiral out of control…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
The disturbing experiment that shocked the world in 1971 is reconstructed to bring its timelessly thought-provoking results to modern audiences.