Our Time Machine

China | NR | 81 min | Mandarin
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Showings

Angell Hall Fri, May 17 3:00 PM
Emagine Royal Oak - Aud 7 Sun, May 19 11:00 AM
Event Info
Film Section:World Documentary
Category:Documentary
Performance
Ann Arbor
Angell
Royal Oak
Emagine
Sponsored By:CCS
U-M Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies
Community Partner:Michigan Opera Theatre
Audience Award:Yes
Film Info
Release Year:2019
Run Time (in minutes):81
Premiere Status:Michigan Premiere
Rating:NR
Production Country:China
USA
Language:Mandarin
Subtitles:with English subtitles
Previous Festivals:Tribeca
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Cast/Crew Info
Director:Yang Sun
S. Leo Chiang
Social
Website:http://www.ourtimemachinefilm.com/
Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/ourtimemachinefilm
Twitter:#ourtimemachinefilm

Description

43-year-old Maleonn is one of China’s most influential conceptual artists today. His father, Ma Ke, was the artistic director of the Shanghai Chinese Opera Theater. After being humiliated and forbidden from working for a decade during the Cultural Revolution, Ma Ke immersed himself in theater. The mysterious excitement of Ma Ke’s creative world inspired the young Maleonn, but his father’s absences stoked early feelings of resentment. When Ma Ke is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Maleonn pours everything into an ambitious new theater project: “Papa’s Time Machine,” a visually stunning time-travel adventure told with human-sized puppets.
With special guest appearance by director S. Leo Chiang on Friday May 17th at Angell Hall

Michigan Opera Theatre