S. Leo Chiang Screens His New Documentary in the US and Canada


April 28 - May 15, 2019

S. Leo Chiang will screen his new film Our Time Machine at several festivals around the country. The documentary film features Shanghai-based artist Maleonn and the extraordinary work of puppet theater he created for his father, a longtime Peking Opera director. When Maleonn realizes his father has 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.

The film, directed by Yang Sun and 2019 Creative Capital Awardee S. Leo Chiang, will have its world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival in NYC and will screen in Toronto, San Francisco, and Los Angeles through mid-May.

Watch the trailer.

Tribeca Film Festival (New York, New York)
Sun, 4/28 – 5:30 pm (filmmakers & subjects in attendance)
Tue, 4/30 – 7:00 pm (filmmakers & subjects in attendance)
Fri, 5/3 – 7:00 pm
Tickets: http://bit.ly/OTM_Tribeca

Hot Docs Documentary Festival (Toronto, Canada)
Wed, 5/1 – 5:30 pm (filmmakers in attendance)
Fri, 5/3 – 3:00 pm (filmmakers in attendance)
Sun, 5/5 – 5:30 pm
Tickets: http://bit.ly/OTM_HotDocs

DocLands (San Rafael, California)
Sat, 5/4 – 3:00pm (filmmaker in attendance)
Tickets: http://bit.ly/OTM_doclands

LA Asian Pacific Film Festival (Los Angeles, California)
Sun, 5/5 – 12:00 pm (filmmaker in attendance)
Tickets: http://bit.ly/OTM_LAAPFF

CAAMFest (San Francisco & Oakland, California)
Sat, 5/11 – 7:30 pm (filmmaker in attendance)
Wed, 5/15 – 6:30 pm
Tickets: https://caamfest.com/2019/movies/our-time-machine/