Based on Brad Land’s memoir of the same name, Goat is the searing story of fraternity culture and the perils of hazing provides an unprecedented window into the emotional landscape of young men.
Reeling from a terrifying assault over the summer, 19-year-old Brad Land starts college determined to get his life back to normal. His brother, Brett, is already established on campus and with a fraternity that allures Brad with its promise of protection, popularity, and life-long friendships. Brad is desperate to belong but as he sets out to join the fraternity his brother exhibits reservations, a sentiment that threatens to divide them. As the pledging ritual moves into hell week, a rite that promises to usher these unproven boys into manhood, the stakes violently increase with a series of torturous and humiliating events. What occurs in the name of ‘brotherhood’ tests both boys and their relationship in brutal ways.
Goat stars Ben Schnetzer and Nick Jonas and will be released to theaters on September 23, 2016.