Our Time Machine


Sequoia 2 Sat, May 4, 2019 3:00 PM
Film Info
Running Time:81 min.
Premiere Status:Bay Area
Director:Yang Sun
S. Leo Chiang
Producer:S. Leo Chiang
Yang Sun
Screenwriter:S. Leo Chiang
Bob Lee
Cinematographer:Yang Sun
Shuang Lian
Editor:Bob Lee
Print Source:Walking Iris Media
Note Writer:Kelly Clement


One of China’s most influential contemporary artists, surrealist visionary Maleonn, has recently become aware that his father, an accomplished Peking Opera director, has begun to suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. Knowing that time is beginning to run out and having always had a complex relationship with his father, Maleonn invites him to collaborate on his latest art project. As Maleonn struggles to determine what will be the most valuable way to confront the challenges of aging and memory, he zeros in on what will be a magical autobiographical stage performance called Papa's Time Machine featuring inventive life-size mechanical puppets and a dreamy steampunk time machine. It is through this joint creation that father and son face their shared love and their own mortality.

IN PERSON: Director S. Leo Chiang

Thank You to Our Community Partner Marin Theatre Company

Additional Information

Shanghai-based director and cameraman Yang Sun was on staff at China's Central Newsreel and Documentary Film Studio, making documentaries for broadcasters including CCTV, Youku, and the Travel Channel. He has directed several short documentaries. Our Time Machine is his feature-length debut. S. Leo Chiang is a filmmaker based in San Francisco and Taipei. His previous film, Emmy® -nominated A Village Called Versailles, won several awards and aired on the American PBS series, Independent Lens. He co-founded the Asian American Documentary Network (A-Doc) and is a documentary branch member of the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences.