The Sedona International Film Festival presents the Northern Arizona premiere of “Marjorie Prime” — starring Jon Hamm, Geena Davis, Lois Smith and Tim Robbins — showing Friday through Wednesday, Sept. 29 through Oct. 4, at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
Memories are sometimes all we have to lean on. We remember good times and bad, though it’s not uncommon to bury memories that are troubling and painful. So what if memories could be remembered for you — or forgotten for you? Such is the premise of “Marjorie Prime.”
In the near future, a time of artificial intelligence: 86-year-old Marjorie [Smith] — a jumble of disparate, fading memories — has a handsome new companion [Hamm] who looks like her deceased husband and is programmed to feed the story of her life back to her.
What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the chance?
Also starring Academy Award-winners Davis and Robbins, “Marjorie Prime” is based on Jordan Harrison’s Pulitzer-nominated play, exploring memory and identity, love and loss.
“‘Marjorie Prime’ is both a sophisticated chamber of drama and a captivating contemplation of time, memory and mortality.” — Screen Daily
“Marjorie Prime” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sept. 29 through Oct. 5. Showtimes will be 4 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29, 30 and Oct. 1; and 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 3 and 4.
Tickets are $12 or $9 for Film Festival members. Call 282-1177 for tickets and more information. Both the theater and film festival office are at 2030 W. State Route 89A in West Sedona. Visit SedonaFilmFestival.org for more information.