The Science on Screen® program pairs screenings of classic, cult, science fiction, and documentary films with lively presentations by notable experts from the world of science and technology. Each film is used as a jumping-off point for a speaker to introduce current research or technological advances in a manner that engages audiences of all backgrounds.
Science on Screen is an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Tickets are FREE, though donations to Philadelphia Film Society are welcome. Free ticketing program PFS On Us is presented by PNC Arts Alive.
OBEDIENCE TO AUTHORITY
MICHAEL ALMEREYDA | USA | 2015
June 25 | 7:00 PM | Prince Theater Black Box
Jonathan D. Moreno leads a post-screening discussion of the historical context and critical response to Stanley Milgram’s study, as well as the function of role playing in these famous experiments.
In 1961, social psychologist Stanley Milgram embarked on one of the most famous, contentious series of experiments of the 20th century. Milgram tested ordinary humans’ willingness to inflict pain on others when ordered to do so by an authority figure, and his results were often chilling. In this searching, inventive biopic, writer and director Michael Almereyda provides fascinating insight into the obedience study, and explores the ways that Milgram’s controversial notoriety went on to affect his career and personal life.
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