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 - 03/04/2010||7 days|
|Big Cinemas/NYC||03/12/2010 - 03/18/2010||7 days|
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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.