Marjorie Prime

October 4, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Event Category: Cinematheque Series
Admission: $12, Members $8.75

Eighty-six-year-old Marjorie (Lois Smith) is spending her final days with a holographic recreation of her deceased husband Walter (Jon Hamm). Starting as an attempt to recount their life together, Marjorie and her “Prime” develop a complex understanding of Walter’s history — and, as their interactions deepen, the family’s accounts of their past diverge in unlikely ways.

Built around exceptional performances from a veteran cast (including Tim Robbins and Geena Davis), MARJORIE PRIME shines a light on the ways artificial intelligence might interact with mortality. Bringing us into a deeply imagined future, Michael Almeryeda’s poetic adaptation of Jordan Harrison’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated stage play 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?

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