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Marjorie Prime

Starring Lois Smith, Jon Hamm, Geena Davis and Tim Robbins.

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.

Based on Jordan Harrison’s Pulitzer-Nominated play and 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?

"There's more going on in this movie's 90-plus minutes than in many summer blockbusters nearly twice its length."

Glenn Kenny New York Times

"A seamless, unshowy weave of chamber piece and speculative fiction; at times it suggests a lo-fi companion piece to Spike Jonze's "Her" or perhaps an unusually soothing episode of "Black Mirror.""

Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

"Hamm perfectly plays Walter as a sort of suave, GQ version of HAL 9000, and Davis and Robbins have their most satisfying feature film roles in years."

G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle

Movie Info

Directed by Michael Almaryeda
97 Minutes

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