Marjorie Prime

Marjorie Prime

In the near future, a time of artificial intelligence: 86-year-old Marjorie – a jumble of disparate, fading memories – has a handsome new companion (Jon Hamm) who looks exactly like her deceased husband Walter. This is a Prime, a holographic simulation programmed by Marjorie’s daughter (Geena Davis) and her husband Jon (Tim Robbins) 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 featuring stellar performances from its all-star cast.

★★★★ “Haunting” - Benjamin Lee, The Guardian

★★★★ “Dives inward to a place of strange intimacy” – Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out

★★★★ “Cerebral, talk-driven sci-fi lit up by a compelling exploration of big ideas and across-the-board strong performances” - Ian Freer, Empire

★★★★ “A lo-fi companion to Blade Runner 2049” - Ed Potton, The Times

★★★★ “A clever and affecting meditation on memory, bereavement, love and remorse” - Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent

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Runtime 94 Minutes
Release date 2017
  • Certification: 12