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Film & Discussion: Experimenter: The Stanley Milgram Story

MCC's Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Project invites you to a showing of the 2015 film Experimenter: The Stanley Milgram Story. In 1961, Stanley Milgram (Peter Sarsgaard) conducts a psychology experiment in which people think they're delivering painful electric shocks to an affable stranger (Jim Gaffigan) strapped into a chair in another room. Disregarding his pleas for mercy, the majority of subjects do not stop the experiment and instead administer what they think are near-fatal electric shocks simply because they've been told to. Celebrated in some circles, he is also accused of being a deceptive, manipulative monster. Milgram's exploration of authority and obedience strikes a nerve in popular culture and the scientific community, and his experiment remains relevant and thought-provoking today. Running time is 98 minutes. Showings includes refreshments and discussion, and are free and open to the public.

Brighton Campus
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 • 5:30pm
R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center, Forum (3-130)
Public parking in lot M

Downtown Campus
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 • 2:30pm

High Falls B (320B)
Public parking in lot CC

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Fabbro, Regina
Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Project