New York


Lois Smith

Monday, August 14, 2017

7:00 PM
Check-in begins at: 6:15 PM

Join us for a screening followed by a Q&A with Lois Smith

Moderated by Bruce Fretts, Senior Articles Editor, Closer Weekly.

Estimated event end time: 9:30PM

Eighty-six-year-old Marjorie spends her final, ailing days with a computerized version of her deceased husband. With the intent to recount their life together, Marjorie’s “Prime” relies on the information from her and her kin to develop a more complex understanding of his history. As their interactions deepen, the family begins to develop ever diverging recounts of their lives, drawn into the chance to reconstruct the often painful past.

Built around exceptional performances from a veteran cast, Marjorie Prime shines a light on an often-obscured corner in the world of artificial intelligence and its interactions with mortality. Bringing us robustly into the future, Michael Almaryeda’s poetic film forces us to face the question—If we had the opportunity, how would we choose to rebuild the past, and what would we decide to forget?


Lois Smith - actor

Lois Smith has been appearing in film, television and stage productions for more than 60 years. Her onscreen credits include supporting roles in films such as EAST OF EDEN, FIVE EASY PIECES, RESURRECTION, FATAL ATTRACTION, FRIED GREEN TOMATOES, DEAD MAN WALKING, TUMBLEWEEDS, TWISTER and PLEASE GIVE. In the television space, Lois has had regular and/or recurring roles in "The Americans," "True Blood" and "Desperate Housewives, among others. For her work on the stage, Lois is best known for originating the role of Ma Joad in the 1990 stage adaptation of John Steinbeck's classic novel The Grapes of Wrath, and for her performance as Halie in the revival of Sam Shepard's Pulitzer prize-winning play Buried Child -- both of which garnered her Tony nominations.

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