Thursday, April 2, 2020
Our Time Machine (2019) plays Reelabilities on April 4
Wonderfully bittersweet examination of fathers and sons, parents and children, the creative experience, families and the cycle of life Our Time Machine will move you. As a guy with an older Dad who is still chugging along I live in a world where I am very very aware of the troubles of what is shown in the film. Even though my dad is all there mentally, I relate to the struggles and fears or dealing with a parent. I also relate to Maleonn's relationship with his dad. And as a sometime writer I know about the struggle to create.
There are so many small moments in this film that delight that even had the whole not been as good as it is the bits would make this a must see, From Maleonn's puppets for his show which would make Henson jealous, to the letters from a father and son that we hear now and again, to the joyously sad way Maleonn finds to bring pure delight to his father every ten minutes this film has some of my favorite things in any film I’ve seen all year.
You will forgive me for not being specific or talking more but in saying more I run the risk of crying.
This is a truly special film. Highly recommended.
The film screens April 4 as part of the Reelabilities virtual film fest. For more information on how to watch it go here.