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Sam Klemke's Time Machine (Matthew Bate | Australia | 94 min.)
In 1977, 17-year-old Sam Klemke - fascinated by film’s ability to capture time - began a project to record and narrate his entire life. With the passing of time, Klemke’s once youthful optimism sours, yet he continues to document each high and low. Through the nacho binge eating, broken hearts and failed dreams, Klemke creates a recording of his life that is brutally honest, narcissistic and touching. But now in his fifties and with a roomful of hundreds of hours of tape, what exactly has been the point of it all?
Matthew Bate’s (Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure) second feature is a time-capsule of a fascinating time in history connected through Klemke’s video diary entries. Fresh from its premiere at Sundance 2015, Sam Klemke’s Time Machine is a bizarre, free-wheeling and unclassifiable non-fiction portrait of an extra-ordinary nobody.
Matt’s films unearth lost cultural treasures and champion characters existing on the fringes of the norm. Using collage, motion graphics and visual and sonic arcana his films search for meaning in the white noise of pop-culture. Matt’s 2010 short film The Mystery of Flying Kicks, exploring the relationship sneakers on telephone wires have with murder, drugs, sex and politics, was in Official Selection at the 2010 SXSW Festival and won Best Short Documentary at the 2010 Melbourne International Film Festival. His first feature-length documentary, Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure premiered in the World Cinema Documentary competition at Sundance 2011, and was selected in the 40th New Directors/New Films at the MOMA and Lincoln Center New York. Acquired by Tribeca Films it went on to release theatrically across the US. Matt was the recipient of the David and Joan Williams Documentary Fellowship and in 2014 his hybrid drama-doc I Want to Dance Better at Parties took out the 2014 Dendy Award for Best Film. Originally from the North of England, Matt has lived for most of his life in South Australia where he one of the founders and co-directors of Closer Productions.