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The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015)

Starring: Billy Crudup, Ezra Miller, Michael Angarano, Olivia Thirlby, Tye Sheridan Director: Kyle Patrick Alvarez Genre(s): Drama, Thriller Rating: R

The Science on Screen film series is a creative pairing of classic, cult, and documentary films with a post show discussion by notable figures from the world of science, technology, and medicine. Dr. Christie L. Cathey (MSU, Psychology) will lead a discussion of the film. Admission price is $9 for Adults /$8 for Seniors and Students Free for Members Film Synopsis: What happens when a college psych study goes shockingly wrong? In 1971 Stanford University professor Dr. Philip Zimbardo (Billy Crudup) cast 24 student volunteers as prisoners and guards in a simulated jail to examine the source of abusive behavior in the prison system. The results astonished the world, as participants went from middle-class undergrads to drunk-with-power sadists and submissive victims in just a few days. [IFC Films]

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