Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival
PAAFF CENTERPIECE DOCUMENTARY
Followed from 8 to 9pm by the CENTERPIECE RECEPTION
(free to Centerpiece ticket holders)
Director and three-time PAAFF alumni S. Leo Chiang expected in attendance for a post-film Q&A.
When influential Chinese artist Maleonn realizes that his father Ma Ke, an accomplished Peking Opera director, is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, he invites his father to collaborate on his most ambitious project to date: a haunting, magical, autobiographical stage performance featuring life-size mechanical puppets called “Papa’s Time Machine.” Through the creation of this play, the two men confront their mortality before time runs out and memories are lost forever.