Children of Invention

Children of Invention

Crystal Chiu as "Tina" and Michael Chen as "Raymond." Photography by Chris Teague.

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Children of Invention (2009/2010)

Opened: 02/26/2010 Limited

Brattle Theatr...02/26/2010 - 03/04/20107 days
Big Cinemas/NYC03/12/2010 - 03/18/20107 days
Downtown Indep...03/12/2010 - 03/18/20107 days

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Genre: Drama

Rated: Unrated

Official Synopsis

Two young children living outside Boston are left to fend for themselves when their mother gets embroiled in a pyramid scheme and disappears.

One of Filmmaker Magazine's "25 New Faces of Independent Film," writer-director Tze Chun makes his feature film debut with CHILDREN OF INVENTION.

After being evicted, hardworking single mom Elaine Cheng tries to maintain a normal life for her children, Raymond and Tina. Elaine juggles a number of jobs, including working for a questionable pyramid scheme. When Elaine doesn't return home one night, nobody knows the kids are home alone, and they are left to fend for themselves. As the days pass, Raymond, a budding inventor, realizes he needs to come up with a plan to take care of his little sister.

Referencing both the mortgage meltdown and suburban Ponzi schemes, CHILDREN OF INVENTION is a timely drama about the influence of the adult world on children and resilience in hard times.