Marjorie Prime

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Marjorie Prime
Marjorie Prime.jpg
Directed by Michael Almereyda
Produced by Uri Singer
Written by Michael Almereyda
Music by Mica Levi
Cinematography Sean Williams
Edited by Kathryn J. Schubert
BB Film Productions
Distributed by FilmRise
Release date
  • January 23, 2017 (2017-01-23) (Sundance)
  • August 18, 2017 (2017-08-18) (United States)
Running time
98 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Marjorie Prime is an American science-fiction film written and directed by Michael Almereyda, based on Jordan Harrison's Pulitzer Prize-nominated play of the same name. It stars Jon Hamm, Tim Robbins, Geena Davis, and Lois Smith.[1] Footage was screened for buyers at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival.[2] It premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.[3][4]


A service creating holographic projections of late family members allows a woman (Smith) to spend time with a younger version of her deceased husband (Hamm).


Lois Smith at the international premiere of Marjorie Prime


FilmRise acquired distribution rights to the film.


Marjorie Prime received critical acclaim from critics. It holds a 93% "Fresh" score on Rotten Tomatoes based on 44 reviews.[5]

Awards and nominations[edit]

The film won the Sloan Feature Film Prize, which includes a $20,000 cash award, presented at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, the award jury awarded the film for its "imaginative and nuanced depiction of the evolving relationship between humans and technology, and its moving dramatization of how intelligent machines can challenge our notions of identity, memory and mortality.”[6] The jury members were: Heather Berlin, Tracy Drain, Nell Greenfieldboyce, Nicole Perlman, and Jennifer Phang.[7]


  1. ^ Ford, Rebecca (October 7, 2015). "Tim Robbins Joins Jon Hamm in 'Marjorie Prime' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 13, 2016. 
  2. ^ Ford, Rebecca (February 12, 2016). "First Look: Jon Hamm, Tim Robbins Have Familial Face-Off in 'Marjorie Prime' (Exclusive Photo)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 13, 2016. 
  3. ^ Patten, Dominic (December 5, 2016). "Sundance 2017: Robert Redford, New Rashida Jones Netflix Series, ‘Rebel In The Rye’ & More On Premiere, Docu, Midnight & Kids Slates". 
  4. ^ "Marjorie Prime". Sundance Film Festival. Retrieved January 18, 2017. 
  5. ^ Hipes, Patrick (March 28, 2017). "‘Marjorie Prime’ Acquired By FilmRise, With Awards-Season Push Planned For Lois Smith". Retrieved March 28, 2017. 
  6. ^ Gans, Andrew (January 25, 2017). "'Marjorie Prime' Wins Feature Film Prize at Sundance". Playbill. 
  7. ^ "Sloan Science & Film". Retrieved 2017-02-03. 

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