As part of the national night of Science on Screen on Tuesday, March 27th, Film Streams will show the film Marjorie Prime at the Ruth Sokolof Theater at 7 p.m.
Patrick Kinney, Communications Director for Film Streams, says art houses nationwide will be holding similar events. He says Science on Screen pairs popular, cult and documentary films with experts in science, technology and medicine, who discuss the film’s science themes following the screening.
Kinney says the panel of experts for this film is from UNMC’s Interprofessional Experiential Center for Enduring Learning, or iEXCEL. He says iEXCEL's focus on improving outcomes of care through experiential learning and new technologies seems perfectly suited to Marjorie Prime.
“It stars Lois Smith, who is having something of a career resurgence, as an elderly woman in her final days who spends her time with a computerized version of her deceased husband, who is played by Jon Hamm. And it explores sort of the implications of memory and technology. It gets into a lot of family stuff. The fantastic Geena Davis and Tim Robbins are also in the film. So, it should be a very good watch.”
The other two films in the series are Bugs and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and Kinney says the dates for them are yet to be announced.
For more information and ticket reservations, the website is filmstreams.org