Watch the recording of the Documentary Masterclass with S. Leo Chiang, a filmmaker based in San Francisco and Taipei in conversation with SDI’s Director, Noe Mendelle.
S. Leo Chiang’s innovative new film, Our Time Machine, has played at over 50 film festivals worldwide, winning 12 awards. The film focuses on artist Maleonn who, shaken by the news of his father’s dementia, creates “Papa’s Time Machine,” a wondrous time-travel adventure performed on stage with life-size mechanical puppets. Through the play’s production, he confronts his own mortality. Maleonn finds grace and unexpected joy in this moving meditation on art, the agonies of love and loss, and the circle of life.
“Sun & Chiang convey the cyclical nature of existence with poignancy & grace.” – The Guardian
“An uplifting celebration of the love between a son and his father… an elegant, focused piece of storytelling”
“Our Time Machine is a wondrous blend of beautiful puppet imagery and even more beautiful family drama… It’s one of the best films of the year.”
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