It's well known that the CIA would dose unwitting, innocent people with LSD to see how they would react. Filmmaker Errol Morris has a new docudrama series on Netflix called Wormwood about a Frank Olson, who was given LSD by the CIA without being told, and suffered so badly from it that he jumped out of a window to his death.
Directed by boundary-breaking filmmaker Errol Morris, Wormwood explores the limits of knowledge about the past and the lengths we’ll go in our search for the truth. A twisting, evolving story of one man’s sixty-year quest to identify the circumstances of his father’s mysterious death. Combining a virtuosic performance by Peter Sarsgaard with Morris’ legendary interview style, Wormwood examines this case from every possible angle, bringing the viewer face-to-face with some of the United States’ darkest secrets. Wormwood sets a new standard for nonfiction filmmaking and finds Morris working on his grandest canvas yet.
Wormwood - a Netflix original story told in 6 chapters - is produced in association with Fourth Floor Productions and Moxie Pictures.
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