Vancouver-based Pacific Northwest Pictures has acquired the Canadian rights to Kyle Patrick Alvarez’s The Stanford Prison Experiment.
The American film will screen at the Atlantic Film Festival
and Cinefest Sudbury before it has its theatrical bow in Canada at the
TIFF Bell Lightbox on Sept. 25 before heading to other theatres across
The Stanford Prison Experiment is based on a 1971
social experiment conducted by Stanford professor Dr. Philip Zimbardo in
which 18 male undergraduates were assigned the role of prisoner or
guards. The film bowed at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and took
home the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film and the Waldo Salt Screenwriting
The Stanford Prison Experiment was produced by Abandon
Features, Coup d’Etat Films’ Brent Emery and Sandbar Pictures’ Lizzie
Friedman and Greg Little. Brian Geraghty executive produced the film,
with Abandon Features, Sandbar Pictures and Vineyard Point Productions
financing the project.