Thursday 9th February 2017 - 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm, Palmer Building
America in the 1950s: Marcus Mesner (Logan Lerman) is an idealistic young man from a working-class Jewish family in Newark. In order to avoid the Korean War draft, he enrols in a small college in Ohio. Once there he encounters oppressive social conformism, anti-Semitism and sexual repression. This accomplished film is based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Philip Roth.
Indignation captures with an uncanny realism a moment of innocence and caution in a post-World War II era – The NYTimes
James Schamus makes his directorial debut with this well-acted adaptation of a novel about a Jewish man at odds with the morals of his Christian college – The Guardian
USA 2015 – directed by James Schamus – with Logan Lerman, Sarah Gadon, Tracy Letts – 111 min