“You’re still too old for me.” “We’re grow old together I’ll just do it a little sooner than you, after a while it won’t really matter.” “Walter, there is someone in my mind, I’m trying to figure out who it is.” “It’s just me, it’s just Walter.” In the near future, a time of artificial intelligence: 86-year-old Marjorie – a jumble of disparate, fading memories – has a handsome new companion who looks like her deceased husband and is programmed to feed the story of her life back to her. A service creating holographic projections of late family members allows her to spend time with a younger version of her deceased husband.
“I still don’t like it. Dad’s been dead for 15 years.” “Does it bother you that your mother is talking to a computer program or that the computer program is pretending to be your dad? It’s how she remembers him.” What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the chance?
“She’s nicer to that thing than she is to me.” “It’s your father that she’s being nicer to, are you jealous?” Written and directed by Michael Almereyda ‘Marjorie Prime’ is based on Jordan Harrison’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated play of the same name, exploring memory and identity, love and loss. “Your poor old mother was born in the 20th century, try to be patient with me.”
“Do you have emotions or do you just remember ours? It’s a shame you can’t drink, it’ll loosen you up.” Starring Jon Hamm, Tim Robbins, Geena Davis, and Lois Smith ‘Marjorie Prime’ premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. It was released on August 18, 2017 by FilmRise.
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