Film society to offer ‘Buoyancy,’ ‘Our Time Machine’ for streaming Sept. 11

September 9, 2020

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will offer virtual cinema access to new films Friday, Sept. 11.

“Buoyancy” is a shocking drama inspired by actual events about a Cambodian teenager sold into forced labor on a Thai fishing boat.

Spirited 14-year-old Chakra works the rice fields with his family. He yearns for independence and seeks out a local broker who can get him paid work in a Thai factory. Without telling his family, Chakra travels to Bangkok to make his fortune. But when he gets there, he and his new friend Kea realize the broker has lied to them. Along with other Cambodians and Burmese, they are sold to a fishing captain as slaves. Trapped at sea and trawling fish 22 hours a day with hope dwindling, Chakra decides to take control of the boat. 

“Our Time Machine” is a moving documentary about a father and son who must confront their mortality before time runs out and their memories are lost forever.

Shaken by the news of his father’s (accomplished Peking Opera Director Ma Ke) dementia, influential Shanghai artist Ma Liang (aka Maleonn) creates “Papa’s Time Machine,” a magical, autobiographical time-travel adventure performed onstage with life-size mechanical puppets. Through the play’s production, as he confronts his own mortality, Maleonn finds grace and unexpected joy in this moving meditation on art, the agonies of love and loss, and the circle of life. 

To support Cinema Art Theater, go to for streaming links to watch one or several available films at home.

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