Marjorie has a lot of life behind her. Her memory begins to fail her, but she still has fond memories of her late husband Walter. But then there is this computer program which allows you to bring the dead back to life through holographic recreation. That way she can have nice chats in her living room with a younger version of Walter. Her daughter and son-in-law don’t always agree with the procedure, but one advantage of these holograms is that they’re constantly improving and becoming more realistic. And as an added bonus, they don’t age… Who knows, maybe Marjorie’s offspring will one day crave their own prime version of a deceased loved one ? Marjorie Prime was a Pulitzer Prize-winning play before being turned into a Sundance prized film. Veteran director Michael Almereyda (Trance, Nadja, Twister) is a familiar name for the BIFFF audience. In his hands, the thought-provoking philosophical premise becomes an entertaining audiovisual experience. The impressive cast includes John Hamm (Baby Driver, Mad Men), Geena Davis (Grey’s Anatomy, Thelma & Louise, The Fly), and Tim Robbins (Green Lantern, Mystic River, The Shawshank Redemption). Mica Levi (Under the Skin, Jackie) provides the enthralling music.

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