Take No Prisoners

by Josefina Garcia Photographed by Billy Crudup== THE STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT New York Premiere== Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas, NYC== July 15, 2015== ┬ęPatrick McMullan== Photo - Paul Bruinooge/ ==
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Among the different superheroes, fantasy worlds and supernatural creatures dominating our screens during the summer, it’s always nice to find an independent, powerful and true story brought to celluloid life. This season that film is The Stanford Prison Experiment. Based on the 1970’s controversial psychology experiment, the film tells the story of a group of students who took on the different tasks of prisoners and prison guards in a mock detention center, to understand the psychological effects of working and living in that environment.

The film, which was directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez and stars Billy Crudup, Ezra Miller and Nicholas Braun, premiered last night, July 15, at the Bow Tie Cinemas in Chelsea. The cast and crew were joined at the event by many of their real-life counterparts, including Psychology Professor Phillip Lombardo, who originally designed and executed the study.

Lombardo seemed pleased with the final product, as did other attendees, who all headed over to No 8. bar after the screening.

The film, which spent almost 12 years in development, has been well received by critics after premiering at Sundance Film Festival in January, where it was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize.

Other guests included Michael Angarano, Joyce Carol Oates, Bob Leary, Erin Darke, Maya Kazan and Dan Abrams.


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