Despite his prolific career as a writer, only half a dozen of Philip Roth’s novels and short stories have made their way to the screen. Well, here’s another one to add to the pile: James Schamus’ Sundance head-turner, Indignation, starring Logan Lerman, Sarah Gadon, Pico Alexander, Danny Burstein, Linda Emond, and Ben Rosenfield.
As Dominick Suzanne-Mayer wrote in his positive review, the film “concerns itself with a number of quintessentially Philip Roth topics: Judaism, sexual repression, older forms of Americana, atheism. All of these are filtered in this instance through the story of Marcus Messner (Logan Lerman), a young college student in 1955 America who discovers firsthand, the hard way, just how difficult it was to assert one’s individuality in virtually any way in the post-WWII/Korean War era.”
If that sounds up your alley, take a gander at the stunning trailer above. Fans of Hulu’s fantastic 11/22/63 mini-series will be pleased to see the graceful and stunning Gadon in another top starring role. She’s really coming into her own this year, and Indignation will undoubtedly catapult her into more opportunities going forward.
Indignation hits theaters July 29th via Roadside Attractions and Summit Entertainment.