Michael Brooks & Rick Edwards – Barbican Cinema


October 21, 2019


Marjorie Prime + ScreenTalk

When Marjorie, an 85 year old widow, exhibits the first signs of Alzheimer’s, her family gift her a hologram service called Prime which creates life-like projections of deceased family members. But as she feeds stories into the hologram of her dead husband, Walter, embellishments and discrepancies creep into the narrative and her family become increasingly worried about the effects.

Starring Lois Smith as Marjorie and John Hamm, Geena Davis and Tim Robbins as her family, this intimate film is an intelligent exploration of the relationship between human memory, mortality and technology.

Following the screening we are delighted to welcome Rick Edwards and Dr. Michael Brooks – presenters of the hit podcast Science(ish) and authors of Science(ish): The Peculiar Science Behind the Movies – to discuss the issues raised.

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Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS