Memento

Director:   Christopher Nolan
Year:   2000
Language:   English
Time:   113 minutes

What would you do if you lost your short-term memory? The lead in this film, Leonard Shelby (played by Guy Pierce), faces this dilemma and fights it with photographs, copious notes and even tattoos. The result is a fast-paced and complex puzzle for the audience as we follow Leonard in his quixotic quest to avenge his wife's murder. Revelation comes for us piece by piece, but will it ever come for Leonard?

This film received Academy Award nominations for best original screen play and best editing.

Rated: R.

Post-film discussion led by Dave Singer.

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