Sam Klemke’s Time Machine

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2015 | Feature Documentary | 89 mins

DIRECTOR: Matthew Bate
PRODUCERS: Rebecca Summerton, Sophie Hyde

A Portrait of an Extraordinary Nobody.

In 1977, teenager Sam Klemke began a project to obsessively film and narrate every year of his life in an attempt to understand himself. Also in 1977, NASA sent into space the Golden Record: an audiovisual self-portrait of humanity that would allow extraterrestrials to understand who we are. Sam Klemke’s Time Machine moves us from the infinity of space to the raw intimacy of the life of an extraordinary nobody to look at what it means to be human.

A unique docu hybrid that turns one man’s decades of self-filming into an existential message in a bottle.” – Dennis Harvey, Variety

Festivals:
Sundance New Frontier

Funding Partners: ADL Film Fest Fund, Screen Australia, South Australian Film Corporation