Our Time Machine

POV Season 33
  • Feature Film
  • 2020
  • 90 Mins

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. Official Selection, Tribeca Film Festival.

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Film Credits

  • Yang Sun Director/Producer
  • S. Leo Chiang Director/Producer
  • Jean Tsien Executive Producer
  • Sally Jo Fifer Executive Producer
  • Nick Fraser Executive Producer
  • Violet Du Feng Co-Producer

Critical Acclaim

...a thought-provoking, melancholy portrait of creativity and growing up that’s hard to shake.

Marisa Carpico, 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.

Scott Tobias, Variety