Poster for Experimenter Experimenter is based on the true story of famed social psychologist Stanley Milgram, who in 1961 conducted a series of radical behavior experiments that tested ordinary humans willingness to obey by using electric shock. We follow Milgram, from meeting his wife Sasha through his controversial experiments that sparked public outcry.

90 minutes
Michael Almereyda

Shown at

  1. Copenhagen Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  2. East Bay Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  3. Geneva International Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  4. Jewish International Film Festival (Australia) - 2015
  5. UK Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  6. Westchester Jewish Film Festival - 2016

2 Responses

  1. jewishfilmfests says:

    Experimenter movie takes shock tactics to new level

    Peter Sarsgaard says making Experimenter posed a lot of challenges that made him question if he had done the right thing.


  2. jewishfilmfests says:

    Why leave people in the dark about what they are truly capable of?

    You may not have heard of Stanley Milgram, but chances are you will be aware of his psychology experiment from 1961. In it, he arranged for a dour scientist in a grey lab-coat to instruct certain people (“teachers”) to administer increasingly severe electric shocks to an affable stranger in an adjacent room if he gave the wrong answers to questions in a test.


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