25 Must-See Movies at Sundance 2015

From hot docs to hilarious cringe-comedies, the festival films to keep an eye out for

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Jason Robinette18/25


One of two Sundance movies this year that recreate psychological experiments at American universities (see also The Stanford Prison Experiment), Michael Almereyda's look at how Yale's Stanley Milgram (a creepy-looking Peter Sarsgaard) asked participants to administer electric shocks to a group of people. They didn't want to do it — but because a figure of authority told them to, these perfectly lovely folks felt compelled to cause harm. Clearly, Milgram's little study had no real-world resonance whatsoever [cue rimshot].

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