Documentary - Sam Klemke’s Time Machine (2015) Directed by Matthew Bate Presented by Speed Sketchers Caricatures
In 1977, Sam Klemke started obsessively documenting his entire life on film. Beginning decades before the modern obsession with selfies and status updates, Sam grows from an optimistic teen to a self-important twenty year-old, into an obese, self-loathing thirty-something and onwards into his philosophical fifties. The same year that Sam began his project, NASA launched the Voyager craft into deep space carrying the Golden Record, a portrait of humanity that would try to explain to extraterrestrials who we are. Juxtaposing the story of Klemke with that of the Voyager Golden Record, we follow these two unique self-portraits as they travel in parallel—one hurtling through the infinity of space and the other stuck eating nachos in the suburbs of Earth—in a freewheeling look at time, memory and mortality. Since Klemke earns a living as a caricature artist, Adam Pate, of Speed Sketchers Caricatures, will be on hand before the film to draw patrons.