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POV Season 33
Trailer | 09/28/2020 | 3 Mins

When artist Maleonn realizes that his father is suffering from 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. Best Documentary Cinematography, Tribeca Film Festival.

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Film Credits —

  • Jean Tsien
  • Nick Fraser
  • S. Leo Chiang
  • Sally Jo Fifer
  • Violet Du Feng
  • Yang Sun

Critical Acclaim —

“Sun and Chiang strike a tricky balance between a high-stakes making-of documentary and an intimate, observational family portrait, but Maleonn is such a thoughtful, sensitive, brilliant subject that the film is compelling no matter where on the creative spectrum they find him.”

— Scott Tobias, Variety