Cleveland International Film Festival } March 27 – April 7, 2019 } Tower City Cinemas

Sam Klemke's Time Machine


Year: 2015
Run Time: 94 minutes

Sam Klemke's Time Machine
Sam Klemke's Time Machine
Sam Klemke's Time Machine

It's 2015. We have spaceships, artificial intelligence, and lots of gadgets that do things we never imagined possible. But there are still no time machines. Caricature artist Sam Klemke has inadvertently come close to making it a reality, but not in the way you'd think. Since 1977, Klemke has been obsessively filming his life, documenting the various phases he's experienced, from his highs to extreme lows. The footage reveals an intimate portrait of a man who's struggled with self-esteem, weight, work, depression, and love. Regardless of your life path, his journey is a relatable one. It's a raw look at life's challenges, unraveled in glimpses; the tapes readily available for future reflection. We often forget the small things in life, those fleeting moments that fade with time. We sometimes lose sight of our younger years and the hopes and dreams we once treasured. Those things are never forgotten in SAM KLEMKE'S TIME MACHINE, a documentary that's extremely beautiful in its honesty. It's also genius in its concept, revealing that with a video camera, we do indeed have the tools for time travel. (In English and French with subtitles) – E.F

CIFF39 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 9:30 PM

Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 11:40 AM

After Hours

Nesnadny + Schwartz Portrait Documentary Competition

Matthew Bate

Award-winning documentary filmmaker Matthew Bate is from Australia. His sociological films often focus on pop culture, fringe artists, and people with obsessive personalities. He is the co-founder of Closer Productions, which is located in Adelaide.

"Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure" (2011), SAM KLEMKE'S TIME MACHINE (2015)

Sophie Hyde, Rebecca Summerton

Matthew Bate

Sam Klemke, Matthew Bate

Bryan Mason

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