Emerson Crawford Theater
- Event Time 7:00 pm
- Event Start Date 01/09/2020
- Event Location 111 S Grand Ave
OUR TIME MACHINE
Thursday, January 9 | 7pm | Doors open at 6:30pm
On Thursday, January 9th, at 7pm at the Emerson Center, The Bozeman Doc Series presents the Montana premiere of the critically acclaimed new documentary Our Time Machine.
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: 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. He hopes this will bring them together both artistically and personally. As Ma Ke’s memory fades, Maleonn races against time to mount the show before his father’s memories are lost forever.
Our Time Machine world premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival to widespread critical acclaim and has gone on to screen at major festivals around the world.
“An uplifting celebration…an elegant, focused piece of storytelling.” Screen Daily
“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.” Variety
“Fascinating…emotional…Intriguingly grounds the creative process in the specificity of individual experience.” Hollywood Reporter
“Uplifting…A profound and poetic film.” Indie NYC
Visit www.bozemandocseries.org to view documentary trailers of upcoming shows and to purchase tickets, season passes, and 7-film punch cards.
The Bozeman Doc Series is a bi-weekly documentary screening series curated by award-winning filmmaker Jason Burlage.
The series brings brand new films from around the world to the Emerson’s Crawford Theater between every other Thursday through April.
Tickets: at the door, Cactus Records, Movie Lovers and online.