HOW TO BUILD A TIME MACHINE
Film Info
Director:Jay Cheel
Running Time:82 min.
Country:Canada
Year of Release:2016
Premiere:US Premiere
Description
From filmmaking to physics, controlling mortality has long been a creative and scientific pursuit.  Fixated on the possibility of conquering time, two men find inspiration by bringing facets of H.G. Wells' 1895 novel The Time Machine to life. Animator Rob Niosi has devoted years to obsessively replicating the time machine prop from the 1960 feature film adaptation. Meanwhile, theoretical physicist Ron Mallett has dedicated his lifetime of research to better understanding black holes and their time portal potential. Both are driven by personal tragedies that time won't heal.  Quirky and fun, this is an entertaining exploration of the power of film to act as a gateway to the fourth dimension while making a compelling explanation of how science fiction might not be that far-fetched after all.
-Chris Metzler