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    Our Time Machine

    Directed by Yang Sun, S. Leo Chiang
    China/USA | 81 minutes | True Stories

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    Our Time Machine

    Directed by Yang Sun, S. Leo Chiang
    China/USA | 81 minutes | True Stories

  • View Trailer

    Our Time Machine

    Directed by Yang Sun, S. Leo Chiang
    China/USA | 81 minutes | True Stories

  • View Trailer

    Our Time Machine

    Directed by Yang Sun, S. Leo Chiang
    China/USA | 81 minutes | True Stories

Famed conceptual artist and puppeteer Ma Liang embarks upon his most challenging and emotional project yet: a large-scale biographical performance piece on memory, using life-size mechanical puppets, in collaboration with his father who is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s.

Schedule

January 3, 2020 6:45 PM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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January 10, 2020 2:30 PM Palm Canyon Theater Tickets not available
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January 11, 2020 10:30 AM Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center) Tickets not available
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film synopsis

Upon learning that his father Ma Ke, former director at the Peking Opera, is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, famed conceptual artist and puppeteer Ma Liang (a.k.a. Maleonn) embarks upon his most challenging and emotional work yet: a large-scale biographical performance on time and memory, using life-size mechanical puppets, about his father’s life. Not only does Maleonn intend to honor and explore his father within the content of the piece — titled “Papa’s Time Machine” — but asks him to collaborate on the project as well. While crafting this elaborate and breathtaking performance together, the two men are forced to confront their pasts, their regrets, and their future, when Maleonn’s father’s memories will be lost forever. This profoundly emotional documentary by directors S. Leo Chiang and Yang Sun is also an impressive technical marvel that’s gorgeous to behold.

Winner: Best Cinematography — Documentary, Tribeca

film details

Director: Yang Sun, S. Leo Chiang
Producers: S. Leo Chiang, Yang Sun
Cinematographers: Yang Sun, Shuang Liang
Editor: Bob Lee
Music: Paul Brill
Country: China/USA
Language: in Chinese with English subtitles
Year: 2019
Running Time: 81 minutes
Director Filmography: S. Leo Chiang: Mr. Cao Goes to Washington (2012), A Village Called Versailles (2009)
Yang Sun: feature debut
Primary Company: The Film Collaborative

guests in attendance

Director S. Leo Chiang is expected to be in attendance on January 3 and 11.

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