Marjorie Prime

2017
  |  Book Tickets: 04/06/2017
  |  99 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
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Synopsis

UK Premiere. Winner of the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize at Sundance Film Festival 2017. Director: Michael Almereyda. Starring: Jon Hamm, Geena Davis, Lois Smith, Tim Robbins. USA 2017. 99 mins. Eighty-six-year-old Marjorie spends her final, ailing days with a computerized version of her deceased husband. 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 and shot with the intimate rhythm of mortality, Marjorie Prime shines a light on an often-obscured corner in the world of artificial intelligence and its interactions with death. Bringing us robustly into the future, Michael Almereyda’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? "Marjorie Prime is both a sophisticated chamber drama and a captivating contemplation of time, memory and mortality." - Screen International

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