After a global neurological epidemic, those who remain search for meaning and connection in a world without memory.


Claire Carré
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Ritter ... Guy
Iva Gocheva ... Girl
Greta Fernández ... Miranda
Tucker Smallwood ... Teacher
Karl Glusman ... Chaos
Silvan Friedman Silvan Friedman ... Boy
Roberto Cots Roberto Cots ... Father
Dominique Swain ... Woman in the Long Dress
Matthew Goulish Matthew Goulish ... Guardian
Kirsten Kairos ... Computer
Arianna Messner Arianna Messner ... Running Girl
Ryan Czerwonko ... Man In the Parka
Nathaniel Andrew Nathaniel Andrew ... Man with the Flare
Derrick Aguis ... Man With the Pipe
Sundance Sundance ... Horse


In a dystopian future, an unidentified virus has caused a neurological disease of global proportions, decimating the majority of the earth's population. Little by little, as we observe the lives of a handful of survivors who still remain relatively unharmed by this illness, we understand their struggle to hopelessly attach to their former way of life, where even the simplest of affairs require great effort to be accomplished. Ultimately, as the last remaining souls suffer from varying degrees of memory loss, the urgent and paramount need to move forward with their lives will become an arduous task and a fierce battle with the inevitable. Written by Nick Riganas

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The world without memory.


Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi


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To understand how the characters' memory loss would manifest, writer and director Claire Carré researched Henry Mollison, who had his hippocampus removed as part of an experimental brain surgery to treat his epilepsy and then couldn't form any new memories for the rest of his life. She also researched Clive Wearing, a UK musician and composer who developed retrograde and anterograde amnesia after contracting a virus. Wearing is unable to form any lasting new memories; his memory "resets" after approximately 30 seconds, and he often thinks he just woke up from a coma. See more »


[first lines]
Guy: Okay, here it goes. Things to remember. The air in the morning in June. The sound of ice cream trucks. Emma's sleeping face. The first time I held Jasper. Saturday morning cartoons when I was a kid. Running into the ocean. Driving around on Saturday nights with Frankie. My first car, the badger. My mother's garden and her hands. She had beautiful hands. The freckle on the back of Emma's knee. That's the kind of thing to remember, that freckle.
Guy: I will remember you. I will not forget ...
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Running Out of Time
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Performed by Stop Dancing
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Haunting and Beautiful
12 August 2016 | by globe-2See all my reviews

A film about memory that will trigger future memories for me of its many haunting moments and images. An incredibly ambitious accomplishment of genuine independent filmmaking (both in theme, design, and execution). The always delightful Jason Ritter (here in a heartbreaking role; a simple beat he takes with a water bottle is among the most poignant scenes in recent cinema), and some thoroughly confident and brilliant actors new-to-me whom I hope to see again (Iva Gocheva, Roberto Cots, Greta Fernandez) made this well worth the viewing, along with the surprise of discovering a director (Claire Carre) who will surely deliver many fascinating films in the future.

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