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Film Club – ”Marjorie Prime” 16th May
May 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Written & Directed by Michael Almereyda (Experimenter, Escapes, Hamlet)
Starring Jon Hamm (Baby Diver, The Town),Lois Smith (East of Eden, Five Easy Pieces),Tim Robbins (Shawshank Redemption, Mystic River)and Geena Davis (Thelma & Louise, The Fly)
100 mins approx Cert = 12A
In the near future, a time of artificial intelligence: 86-year-old Marjorie (Lois Smith – East Of Eden) – a jumble of disparate, fading memories – has a handsome new companion (Jon Hamm – Mad Men) that looks exactly like her deceased husband Walter. This is a Prime, a holographic simulation programmed by Marjorie’s daughter (Geena Davis – Thelma & Louise) and her husband Jon (Tim Robbins – The Shawshank Redemption) to feed the story of her life back to her. But as their interactions develop it becomes clear that each of them has a very complex relationship with their shared histories, with each other, and with this new technology they’ve invited into their home.
Based on Jordan Harrison’s Pulitzer-nominated play, Marjorie Prime is an exquisite exploration of memory and identity, love and loss, featuring stellar performances from its all-star cast.