Skip to content
Support Provided By: Learn more
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.

Engage with the issues —

POV believes in the power of film to engage communities in dialogue around the most pressing social issues of our time. Use one of the film’s accompanying resources to learn about the issues and get involved. Visit the POV Community Network to browse films available for screenings.

Host a screening in your community

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