- Time: 94 min
- Genre: Biography | Drama | History
- Director: Michael Almereyda
- Cast: Peter Sarsgaard, Winona Ryder, Taryn Manning, John Leguizamo, Anton Yelchin
1961. Stanley Milgram designs a psychology experiment in which people think they deliver electric shocks to a stranger in another room. Milgram is trying to come to terms with the Holocaust. His experiment is about conformity, conscience and free will. He doesn’t expect the results, 65% of the subjects deliver shocks that may be fatal, obeying commands from a lab-coated authority figure. Milgram is accused of being a monster. His next experiments are more hopeful. He reignites controversy with his book, Obedience to Authority. Fortified by the love of his family, Milgram carries on, exploring human nature, fighting false perceptions. The film’s style is as playful and provocative as a Milgram experiment, showing how Milgram’s conscience and creative spirit continue to be resonant and inspirational.