Understated But Impactful Trailer: Indignation!

Indignation - Sarah Gadon & Logan Lerman

James Schamus – frequent collaborator with Ang Lee and former head of Focus Features – has directed his first feature, Indignation.

Based on the novel by Philip Roth, Indignation follows Marcus Messner as he travels from New York to attend a small college in Ohio on a scholarship – exempting him from the Korean War. There he is faced with first love and anti-Semitism.

Check out the first trailer after the jump. Indignation open in New York and Los Angeles on July 29th before rolling out across the country.

Indignation Official Trailer – YouTube

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.