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Film will live stream at the link above on October 29 @ 7pm

You can pre-order the film through the link above to get an email reminder before the film begins.

Can not make it to the live stream? You can rent it through our Cinema on Demand platform here.

Directed by: Yang Sun & S. Leo Chiang

Runtime: 86 min

Year: 2019

Country: China

Rated: Not Rated

Language: Chinese

Film Type: Documentary

Format: Live Stream

Restrictions: Available only in the US


Post-film Q&A with the film's directors.

Shaken by the news of his father’s dementia, artist Maleonn, one of China’s most influential conceptual artists, 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.

If you have already watched the film through our Cinema On Demand or an another platform, please join us for the Q&A at approximately 8:30pm – click here.


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


Screening is presented in collaboration with

How To Watch

Click the Live Stream link button at the top of the page to be taken to the film screening. 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 in a Documentary Film–2019 Tribeca Film Festival

Official Selection:

2019 Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival

2019 Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival

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Thursday, October 29, 2020 @ 7:00 PM9:00 PM MDT