December 5, 2013, 7 p.m.
Humanities Center Room 218
Inspired by true events, Compliance (2012) tells the chilling story of just how far one might go to obey a figure of authority. On a particularly busy day at a suburban Ohio fast food joint, high-strung manager Sandra (Ann Dowd) receives a phone call from a police officer saying that an employee, a pretty young blond named Becky (Dreama Walker), has stolen money from a customer. Convinced she's only doing what's right, Sandra commences an investigation, following step-by-step instructions from the officer at the other end of the line, no matter how invasive they become. After its debut at the Sundance Film Festival, Compliance received rave reviews from critics, especially for the powerful performances of its lead actors and the uncompromising vision of its writer-director, Craig Zobel.