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Marjorie Prime – Science on Screen
Tuesday, October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$9.25 - $9.75
Science on Screen & One Book One Bozeman Community Event
Marjorie Prime opens this season’s Science on Screen series, a national program that pairs contemporary, classic and cult film with science. Underwritten by the Coolidge Corner Theatre and Alfred P. Sloan Foundations, Marjorie Prime is also part of One Book One Bozeman, a community event produced by the Bozeman Public Library, MSU Renne Library and Country Bookshelf. This month-long series of programs, based on Louisa Hall’s novel, SPEAK, explores what it means to be human against the backdrop of Artificial Intelligence.
Set in the future, Marjorie Prime tells the story of an elderly woman (Lois Smith) who uses a service that creates holographic projections of late family members in order to reconnect with her deceased husband (Jon Hamm). The two revisit their most intimate memories, but the relationship between human and artificial intelligence creates surprising results for all involved. Also starring Geena Davis, Tim Robbins, and Stephanie Andujar. This film (scored by Rotten Tomatoes at 90%) is not rated, and runs 97 minutes.
Opening the evening is Dr. John Paxton with “Artificial Intelligence: Realities, Possibilities and Pitfalls.” A Computer Science professor and the founding director of the Gianforte School of Computing at Montana State University. Dr. Paxton earned his Ph.D. from The University of Michigan in the areas of artificial intelligence and machine learning. More recently, he has focused on human learning through endeavors that improve computer science educational opportunities in Montana. Stay for a post-film discussion with Dr. Paxton; Beth Boyson, One Book One Bozeman coordinator at Bozeman Public Library; and Cara Wilder, Bozeman Actors Theater – Company Member.