Our Time Machine
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Our Time Machine

in partnership with Science on Screen®
February 04 - 10 Ticket Info

A Chinese artist creates a wondrous life-sized puppet show to capture his father's fading mind and memories.

20/21 Hop Film

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When you rent the film, you will have through Wed, Feb 10 to watch it.
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Available to rent starting Thu, Feb 4.

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. When Ma Ke is diagnosed with Alzheimer's, Maleonn devises an ambitious theater project to preserve their history. "Papa's Time Machine" is a visually stunning time-travel adventure told with human-sized puppets. At the play's heart are autobiographical scenes inspired by Maleonn's memories with his father. 

Through this family lens, the film explores what it meant to be an artist in China in the 20th century and what it means today. From the trauma of the Cultural Revolution to the modern challenges of mounting an original art performance, the directors probe the artistic impulse across generations. Using evocative imagery and with haunting, yet universal, moments, Our Time Machine is about the power of art to combat and console against the ravages of time.  D: S. Leo Chiang & Yang Sun, China, subtitled, 2019, 1h26m

An initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

In partnership with Science on Screen®

When & how can I watch the film?

All Hop films are now presented virtually and on demand through Eventive. Once you rent the film, you will have until the last date listed below to watch it.
See our step-by-step instructions and FAQ for more information.

Feb 04
Thursday
Virtual Event: Eventive 1h26m Available to rent starting Thu, Feb 4.
Feb 06
Saturday
Virtual Event: Eventive 1h26m Available to rent starting Thu, Feb 4.
Feb 09
Tuesday
Virtual Event: Eventive 1h26m Available to rent starting Thu, Feb 4.
Feb 10
Wednesday
Virtual Event: Eventive 1h26m Available to rent starting Thu, Feb 4.

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