CAST: Logan Lerman, Sarah Gadon, Melanie Blake Roth DIRECTOR: James Schamus CAPTIONED ON WEDNESDAYS
Based on Philip Roth's late novel, Indignation takes place in 1951, as Marcus Messner (Logan Lerman), a brilliant working class Jewish boy from Newark, New Jersey, travels on scholarship to a small, conservative college in Ohio, thus exempting him from being drafted into the Korean War. But once there, Marcus's growing infatuation with his beautiful classmate Olivia Hutton (Sarah Gadon), and his clashes with the college's imposing Dean, Hawes Caudwell (Tracy Letts), put his and his family's best laid plans to the ultimate test.
"Indignation" is an elegant debut for longtime producer Schamus; a visit to the past, with both sunshine and darkness.Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
With its mature perspective on distant formative years, the film feels true to the spirit of Roth; little from the deep wellsprings of the great novelist's fiction is lost in translation.Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune