FilmRise’s Marjorie Prime has unveiled a new trailer and poster featuring Jon Hamm and Lois Smith. The dramatic film written and directed by Michael Almereyda (Cymbeline) won the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and will have a limited release beginning August 18, 2017 in New York City and Los Angeles. The critically acclaimed film based on the play by Jordan Harrison will expand into additional cities on a later date.
In addition to Jon Hamm and Lois Smith, the Marjorie Prime cast includes Geena Davis and Tim Robbins.
The Plot: 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, 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?