How to Build a Time Machine, the new documentary from director Jay Cheel, looks fascinating, following two men whose lives were forever changed by H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine. One has spent over a decade building a replica of the time travel device from the 1960 film adaptation. The other is a theoretical physicist who read the original novel after his father’s death and hopes to find a way to go back in time to save his life.
The film will make its debut at the Hot Docs film festival next month, but a new trailer and poster (from Mondo regular Phantom City Creative) have arrived, giving us a glimpse at what certainly looks like a compelling and moving film.
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The story goes something like this. In the year 2036, a man calling himself John Titor was sent back in time to 1975 to retrieve pieces of a rare, early IBM computer for use in rebuilding an America that was decimated by nuclear war in 2015. Twenty-five years later, Titor began posting on the Internet about his experiences. And this absolutely happened. Or, at least, an Internet posting by someone using that name and offering that story happened.
Sounds intriguing, no? Well a documentary called How To Build A Time Machine is currently in production to try and uncover the truth’s of Titor’s mysterious and famous claims. Since there’s obviously not actual footage of any of this, director Jay Cheel (Beauty Day) has created a trailer to entice people into contributing to high quality re-creations. And even if you don’t have money to do that, you’ve got to watch this trailer. Read More »