The Royal, Toronto
July 15 - 7:00 PM (Q&A with director Jay Cheel)
July 16 - 7:00 PM
July 17 - 7:00 PM

“How to Build a Time Machine” by Canadian director Jay Cheel is set to premiere July 15th at the Royal Cinema in Toronto.

HOW TO BUILD A TIME MACHINE follows two men as they set out on a journey to build their own time machines. Rob Niosi is a stop motion animator who has spent the last thirteen years obsessively constructing a full-scale replica of the time machine prop from the 1960 motion picture adaptation of H.G. Wells' The Time Machine. It's his attempt to recapture the memory of seeing the film in theatres with his father.

Dr. Ron Mallett is a theoretical physicist whose story begins with a tragedy. He was only 10 years old when his father died suddenly of a heart attack. Distraught, he sought solace in science fiction. After reading The Time Machine, Ron dedicated his life to studying physics. He has since become a professor at the University of Connecticut and is now working on building a real time machine in the hopes that he might go back in time to save his father's life.

Press kit and trailer

About Films We Like
Founded by award-winning documentary filmmaker Ron Mann (Grass, Comic Book Confidential, Altman) Films We Like is a boutique distributor of documentary, independent, and international
films in Canada. Recent releases include Mavis!, James White, and Heart of a Dog.

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Screening links available upon request.