Eighty-six-year-old Marjorie (Lois Smith) spends her final, ailing days with a computerized version of her deceased husband (Jon Hamm). With the intent to recount their life together, Marjorie’s “Prime” relies on the information from her and her kin to develop a more complex understanding of his history. As their interactions deepen, the family begins to develop ever diverging recounts of their lives, drawn into the chance to reconstruct the often painful past. Built around exceptional performances from a veteran cast, Marjorie Prime shines a light on an often-obscured corner in the world of artificial intelligence and its interactions with mortality. Bringing us robustly into the future, Michael Almaryeda’s poetic film forces us to face the question-If we had the opportunity, how would we choose to rebuild the past, and what would we decide to forget?
Dir: Michael Almereyda / 2017 / US / 98 min
“Marjorie Prime is exquisite – beautiful, intense, shivering with empathy.” – David Edelstein, New York Magazine
“The haunting and allusive Marjorie Prime is a sci-fi film set in the near future but its emotional resonance is bracingly immediate.” – Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
“Marjorie Prime is Smith’s film. Watching her inspires the kind of awe one feels when looking at the brushstrokes of an artistic masterpiece.” – Claudia Puig, TheWrap
SCREENING: SAT 9/16 4:00PM; SUN 9/17 2:30PM; TUE 9/19 6:30PM
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