Directed by: Yang Sun & S. Leo Chiang, co-directed by Shuang Liang

Runtime: 81 min

Year: 2019

Country: China / USA

Rated: Not Rated

Language: Chinese

Film Type: Documentary


Shaken by the news of his father’s dementia, artist Maleonn 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.


100% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes

“Moving… Compelling… A thoughtful, sensitive, brilliant subject.”
– Variety

“An uplifting celebration of the love between a son and his father”
– Screen Daily

“One of the best films of the year.”
– We Are Movie Geeks

Pre-order today – film available starting Friday, September 11. Rent the film for $12, get 2 days to view the film online. 50% of all proceeds will support Utah Film Center and our staff.

How To Start Watching
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This live stream screening is hosted on Eventive.org which offers apps for Apple TV and Roku, additionally, you can watch on your computer, phone, or tablet and can “cast” to your TV using a Chromecast, FireTV, Roku, and Apple TV. Wondering how to connect your computer or mobile device to your TV? Check out our overview of wired and wireless options.


Best Cinematography Documentary–2019 Tribeca Film Festival

Official Selection:

2019 International Documentary Festival Amsterdam

2019 Minsk International Film Festival

Format: Streaming

Restrictions: Available only in the US

Pre-order today - film available starting Friday, September 11.

Rental revenue is split between the film distributor & Utah Film Center.

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