Marjorie Prime stars the great character actress Lois Smith. (You might not recognize her name, but you’ve seen her in dozens of movies going back to East of Eden – how many actors working today can say they appeared opposite James Dean?)
Set in the near future, Marjorie Prime is the story of an aging violinist whose memory is fading. But she has a handsome new companion (Jon Hamm of Mad Men) who looks almost exactly like her deceased husband Walter, with one small difference — he is a hologram. He is a gift to Marjorie from her daughter Tess (Geena Davis), and son-in-law Jon (Tim Robbins), who recognize Marjorie’s need for companionship, however abstract. And he’s been programmed to aid her memory by telling the story of her life back to her.
What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the chance?
There’s more going on in this movie’s 90-plus minutes than in many blockbusters nearly twice its length. –The New York Times
TRANSCENDENT. Exquisite, beautiful, intense and shivering with empathy–a ghost sonata. –New York Magazine
Beginning Jan 1st, single admission tickets will increase to $6. We’ve held off as long as we could — it’s been something like 7-8 years (and possibly more than 10 years) since we last raised our ticket price.
Semester passes will stay at $30. Last semester we showed 18 films. Think about it. 18 movies, $30…well, we’ll let you do the math. This semester we are also offering a five-film ticket for $20, which is also a pretty good deal.
PARKING ON JAN 5 AND 6 – IU is still on Christmas Break and it’s cold – feel free to park right in front of Fine Arts
Fri and Sat, Jan 5 and 6
The Fairy 7pm @ IU Fine Arts Upstairs
Jane 7:30 @ IU Fine Arts Downstairs
Marjorie Prime 8pm @ IU School of Global and International Studies
Sunday, Jan 7
The Fairy 5:15 @ Bear’s Place
Marjorie Prime 7:30 @ Bear’s Place – Last Chance!