Our Time Machine
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Our Time Machine
Directed by: Yang Sun & S. Leo Chiang
Run time: 81 minutes
Pre-book: 10-06-20 | Street: 11-10-20 | SRP: $24.95 | CAT#: PRDVD4782 | UPC: 672975284497
Synopsis: When artist Maleonn realizes that his father suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, he creates “Papa’s Time Machine,” a magical, autobiographical stage performance featuring life-size mechanical puppets. Through the production of this play, the two men confront their mortality before time runs out and memories are lost forever.
"Our Time Machine leaves you wanting a whole lot more, and that's not necessarily a bad thing."
“...an elegant, focused piece of storytelling”
“...a thought-provoking, melancholy portrait of creativity and growing up that’s hard to shake.”
-The Pop Break
“Sun and Chiang strike a tricky balance between a high-stakes making-of documentary and an intimate, observational family portrait, but Maleonn is such a thoughtful, sensitive, brilliant subject that the film is compelling no matter where on the creative spectrum they find him.”
"The issues of aging and familial relationships and the appealing nature of this family would make "Our Time Machine" worthy of a look in any case, but what puts it over the top is Maleonn's fascinating visual creations."
- San Fransisco Chronicle
"S. Leo Chiang and Yang Sun's vibrant documentary about this labor of love proves to be a multi-layered metaphor of the interplay of art, memory, loss, and reconciliation, as well as a study of a touching and fraught father-son relationship."
- Boston Globe
“Sun and Chiang’s ability to capture the theatrical wonder of Maleonn’s work helps introduce this extraordinary artist to the West, while the story of loss and the next generation rising is universal.”
"Depending on the day you've had and the last time you talked to your parents, it's a good idea to keep the Kleenex handy."
- Film Threat