Trailer: The Stanford Prison Experiment
Power is a tricky thing. Some have it, most don’t. Those who possess it naturally abuse it. Those who don’t are left to suffer the consequences. This is a fact the world learned all too well in 1971, when Stanford University professor, Philip Zimbardo split twenty-four students into two teams, prisoners and guards, and conducted an experiment. The Stanford Prison Experiment lasted less than a week, but the results were remarkable in the most terrifying of ways. The guards naturally took to their roles, abusing the prisoners both mentally and physically. In this film, director Kyle Patrick Alvarez and screenwriter Tim Talbott take a closer look at the experiment that shocked the world.
The Stanford Prison Experiment won the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize and the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, where it was bought by IFC Films. It stars Billy Crudup, Ezra Miller, and Michael Angarano. The film will be released in theaters on July 17th of this year.
Learn more about The Stanford Prison Experiment by watching the 1992 documentary, Quiet Rage, directed by Ken Musen!