MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2017
CHILMARK COMMUNITY CENTER
Dir. Michael Almereyda | Drama | U.S.A. | 2017 | 98 min.
In the near future, a time of artificial intelligence, 86-year-old Marjorie, whose memory is fading, spends her days with a computerized version of her deceased husband. Her “Prime” is designed to feed the story of her life back to her, and relies on information from her and her kin to develop the complex understanding of their history. As their interactions deepen, and they’re drawn into a reconstruction of the often painful past, the family begins to develop diverging accounts of their lives. Jon Hamm, Geena Davis, Tim Robbins, and Lois Smith shine in this film adaptation of Jordan Harrison’s Pulitzer-nominated play exploring memory, identity, love, and loss. What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the chance?
Winner of the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival
Thank you to the screening sponsor Island Entertainment