The futuristic love story "Marjorie Prime" is the winner of the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, it was announced Tuesday.
The annual award, given by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, goes to a film at the festival that depicts science or technology, or features a scientist, researcher or mathematician as a major character. The honor comes with a $20,000 cash prize.
The movie, written and directed by Michael Almereyda ("Experimenter"), is set in a near future where an 86-year-old woman (Lois Smith) has a handsome artificial companion (Jon Hamm), who looks like her late husband, programmed to feed her life story back to her. The movie also stars Geena Davis and Tim Robbins.