A Jewish college student (Logan Lerman) falls for a young woman (Sarah Gadon) while clashing with his dean (Tracy Letts) in 1951 Ohio.
Indignation is a 2016 American drama film written, produced, and directed by James Schamus, making his feature directorial debut, and based on Philip Roth's 2008 novel of the same name. The film is set mostly in Ohio, in the early 1950s, and stars Logan Lerman, Sarah Gadon, Tracy Letts, Linda Emond, Danny Burstein, Ben Rosenfield, Pico Alexander, Philip Ettinger, and Noah Robbins.
The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2016, and was theatrically released on July 29, 2016, by Roadside Attractions and Summit Entertainment. Lerman's performance received positive reviews among critics and earned him a nomination on Seattle Film Critics Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
Set against the backdrop of the Korean War, a working-class Jewish student, Marcus (Logan Lerman), leaves Newark, New Jersey, to attend a small college in Ohio. There, he experiences a sexual awakening after meeting the elegant and wealthy Olivia (Sarah Gadon), and confronts the school's dean (Tracy Letts) over the role of religion in academic life.