Michael Almereyda’s “Marjorie Prime”

Marjorie Prime” is an American science-fiction film written and directed by Michael Almereyda, based on Jordan Harrison’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated play of the same name.

This artfully crafted human story of emotional interaction with technology is a thoughtfully astute study of family, companionship, death, memory, and meaning.”

“Marjorie Prime” stars Lois Smith, Jon Hamm, Tim Robbins, and Geena Davis.

Footage was screened for buyers at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival.

It premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, Colorado, USA.

The film won the Sloan Feature Film Prize, which includes a $20,000 cash award, presented at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

The award jury awarded the film for its “imaginative and nuanced depiction of the evolving relationship between humans and technology, and its moving dramatization of how intelligent machines can challenge our notions of identity, memory and mortality”.

Marjorie Prime is Lois Smith’s film. Watching her inspires the kind of awe one feels when looking at the brushstrokes of an artistic masterpiece. This is perfect for open-ended post-screening discussions. How would your family deal with your AI?

It’s a marvelous piece of writing, smart and funny with even the most casual conversations ping-ponging back to the film’s slippery central questions about the malleability of memory.”

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7PtcOLJDco

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/aug/15/marjorie-prime-review-lois-smith-jon-hamm

http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/marjorie-prime-2017

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