Indignation

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Showings

West Newton Cinema Sun, Jul 17, 2016 7:00 PM
Film Info
Director(s):James Schamus
Country:USA
Year:2016
Language:English
Running Time:110 minutes
Type of Film:Fiction
In Person/Special Program:James Schamus

Description

Based on the Philip Roth novel. America 1951, the country's mood is characterized by McCarthy era hysteria while young men are being drafted into military service in Korea. Marcus Messner receives a place at Winesburg College in Ohio, exempting him from the draft and allowing him to escape his authoritarian father, who runs a kosher butcher's shop. Competition, class differences, amorous adventures, and Marcus' atheism see him summoned before the dean time and again. Conversations with the dean turn into verbal battles during which the young man confidently espouses his moral and political ideals. But can he also live by them?

In Person: Director James Schamus

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