"Indignation" Film Screening

November 13, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Price: $5.00 General Admission

Douglass Theatre
355 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Macon, GA
Phone: 478-742-2000


Sunday, Nov. 13 at 2:00pm, 4:30pm and 7:30pm

Indignation (USA. Drama. 110 minutes. Rated R for sexual content and some language) 

Based on the Philip Roth novel, it’s the 1950s tale of a working-class Jewish student from New Jersey (Logan Lerman) coming of age at a small Ohio college. He’s dealing with his possessive parents back home (Broadway stars Danny Burstein and Linda Edmond), and a hostile college administrator (Tracy Letts, actor and author of “August: Osage County”). He also has to deal with sexual repression, the blonde coed (Sarah Gadon), who has no such repression, and the threat of the Korean War. "'Indignation’ captures with an uncanny realism a moment of innocence and caution in a post-World War II era, when an oppressive, puritanical conformism dominated white America. Adapted from Philip Roth’s 2008 novel, which was inspired by his college years and set in 1951, it evokes the drabness of a time when living standards were much lower than today; anti-Semitism was pervasive; and the fear of Communism was epidemic. Teenage culture had yet to flower. The early murmurings of rock ’n’ roll were distant stirrings on black R&B radio, and racial segregation held sway. The tone of everyday life was circumspect and grimly proper... ‘Indignation’ might be dismissed as a small, exquisite period piece, but it is so precisely rendered that it gets deeply under your skin. There are a lot of words, and every one counts. You feel the social pressures bearing down on characters who, in accordance with the reticence of the times, tend to withhold their emotions and suffer in silence.” – New York Times 

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