This sci-fi film by director Jose Nestor Marquez centers on Sophie Clé (Aja Naomi King), a delighted user of the Oubli, a wisp of high-tech jewelry that wraps behind the ear and uses neuroscience to help its users experience their most joyful memories as if they were happening for the first time. In addition to being the head of marketing for the company that makes this revolutionary memory-enhancing wearable device, she is also the daughter of its inventor, Jack Clé. Sophie’s most joyful memory is the last day she saw her mother alive, fifteen years earlier. But on the eve of the Oubli’s worldwide launch, a stranger named Isa kidnaps Sophie, setting off a chain of events that remind us all, you can’t escape what you can’t forget.
Oct. 9: Opens in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York.