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THE STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT – Trailer

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Here is the trailer from the upcoming film THE STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT. The movie is directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez, starring Ezra Miller, Tye Sheridan, Olivia Thirlby, Michael Angarano, Logan Miller, Thomas Mann, Keir Gilchrist, Johnny Simmons, Moises Arias, Jack Kilmer, Chris Sheffield, Ki Hong Lee, and James Frechville.

THE STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT Opens in Theaters July 17th via IFC Films

It is the summer of 1971. Dr. Philip Zimbardo launches a study on the psychology of imprisonment. Twenty-four male undergraduates are randomly assigned to be either a guard or a prisoner. Set in a simulated jail, the project unfolds. The participants rapidly embody their roles—the guards become power-hungry and sadistic, while the prisoners, subject to degradation, strategize as underdogs. It soon becomes clear that, as Zimbardo and team monitor the escalation of action through surveillance cameras, they are not fully aware of how they, too, have become part of the experiment.