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7 p.m. Friday, February 17, 2023

Page Hall, UAlbany Downtown Campus

135 Western Avenue, Albany NY 12203
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Free parking. Free and open to the public.

(United States, 2016, 110 minutes, color, Rated R) Directed by James Schamus. Starring Logan Lerman, Sarah Gadon, Tracy Letts.


Major American screenwriter James Schamus — known for his many collaborations with director Ang Lee — adapted and directed this film based on Philip Roth’s 2008 novel about an awkward and introverted young Jewish man who enrolls in a Christian college in Ohio in order to escape being drafted into the Korean War.


Indignation movie poster

Join James Schamus for a conversation about his many films -- including "The Ice Storm"; "Eat, Drink, Man, Woman"; "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon"; "The Wedding Banquet"; "Sense and Sensibility"; and "Lust, Caution" --  at the 3rd Annual Albany Film Festival on Saturday, April 1.

Praise for "Indignation"

Indignation received positive reviews from film critics, with praise aimed at Schamus' direction and the performances (particularly Lerman's). It holds an 81% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 135 reviews, with an average rating of 7.2/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Indignation proves it's possible to put together an engaging Philip Roth adaptation—and offers a compelling calling card for debuting writer-director James Schamus." On Metacritic, the film holds a rating of 78 out of 100, based on 35 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews". Peter Debruge of Variety gave the film a positive review, writing: "Schamus opted to make Philip Roth's 29th novel his own first feature, choosing an emotional and incredibly personal piece of material (it fictionalizes Roth's own early-'50s college experience) that adapts well to his polite, polished and reasonably old-fashioned aesthetic."

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