CAFAM online film screening

Dear CAFAM Members,

We are excited to be co-hosting the online viewing of this remarkable film by a Chinese artist. You can view it online by going to the ticketing link listed below, and you can also join in the live discussion with the artist and filmmakers on Saturday, 9/12, at 8 pm.

This is a special opportunity—hope you can support CAFAM’s efforts to continue to present interesting Chinese films to the community!


DATE: Available online through select outlets, starting Sept 11, 2020

HOSTS: Co-Presented by the Chinese American Friendship Association of Maine (CAFAM) and the Portland Museum of Art

DESCRIPTION: 81 min. | Not Rated | Mandarin (with English subtitles) | directed by Yang Sun & S. Leo Chiang; website:

SYNOPSIS: Shaken by the news of his father’s dementia, artist Maleonn creates “Papa’s Time Machine,” a wondrous time-travel adventure performed on stage with life-size mechanical puppets. Through the play’s production, he confronts his own mortality. Maleonn finds grace and unexpected joy in this moving meditation on art, the agonies of love and loss, and the circle of life.

DISCUSSION: Join a live conversation with filmmakers Yang Sun and S. Leo Chang, artist Maleonn, and puppet Makuji, Saturday, September 12th at 8pm ET via Zoom here: or via Facebook Live @ourtimemachinefilm


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