Experimenter official website went live last week and with it, tons of gorgeous images of Winona as Sasha Milgram:
Here’s the official film synopsis
Yale University, 1961. Stanley Milgram (Peter Sarsgaard) designs a psychology experiment in which people think theyâ€™re delivering electric shocks to an affable stranger (Jim Gaffigan) strapped into a chair in another room.
Subjects are told itâ€™s about memory, but the experiment is really about conformity, conscience, and free will. Milgram is trying to come to terms with the Holocaust and to test peopleâ€™s tendency to comply with authority.
Milgram meets Sasha (Winona Ryder), a former dancer living in New York. Their courtship includes a visit to the Yale lab, where Milgramâ€™s experiment has yielded disturbing results: 65 per cent of Milgramâ€™s subjects deliver shocks that may be fatal, obeying polite commands from a lab-coated authority figure (John Palladino).
Milgram is working at Harvard when his obedience findings are reported in The New York Times. He is accused of being deceptive, a manipulative monster. Sasha â€“ now Mrs. Milgram â€“ fortifies his sense of empathy and ethics, as does his colleague Paul Hollander (Edoardo Ballerini).
At Harvard, Milgram undertakes now-classic research into human behavior, including the â€œlost letterâ€ technique for assessing public opinion, and the Small World social networking experiment, the basis for â€œsix degrees of separation.â€
But the obedience experiments threaten to overshadow all else. When Milgram barges into a classroom to announce that President Kennedy has been shot, students donâ€™t believe him â€“ his reputation for deception has eclipsed his credibility.
Milgram fails to get tenure at Harvard, but he moves on, accepting a professorship at the City University of New York, where he guides graduate students, treating the streets as a vast experimental laboratory. All the same, heâ€™s compelled to return to his obedience work, re-igniting debate with his book, Obedience to Authority, an Experimental View, published in 1974.
Milgram goes on the talk-show circuit, and sees his experiments distorted in The Tenth Level, a made-for-TV movie starring William Shatner (Kellan Lutz) and Ossie Davis (Dennis Haysbert).
Although Milgramâ€™s life is cut short by a heart condition, EXPERIMENTERâ€™s tone is celebratory, and as playful and provocative as a Milgram experiment. A bold use of voice-over and rear-screen projections mirrors Milgramâ€™s inner life and reflects his insights into human behavior, social structures, the interplay of reality and illusion.