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Directed, Photographed & Edited by
DOUG NICHOL

Produced by
JOHN BENET & DOUG NICHOL

Run Time:

105 min

Showtimes:

December 10, 11 & 12

Sunday – 2pm & 5pm

Monday – 6pm

Tuesday 6pm

California Typewriter – December 10, 11 & 12

CALIFORNIA TYPEWRITER is a documentary portrait of artists, writers, and collectors who remain steadfastly loyal to the typewriter as a tool and muse, featuring Tom Hanks, John Mayer, David McCullough, Sam Shepard, and others.

It also movingly documents the struggles of California Typewriter, one of the last standing repair shops in America dedicated to keeping the aging machines clicking.

In the process, the film delivers a thought-provoking meditation on the changing dynamic between humans and machines, and encourages us to consider our own relationship with technology, old and new, as the digital age’s emphasis on speed and convenience redefines who’s serving whom, human or machine?

California Typewriter

Reviews

“California Typewriter” is a love letter to an antiquated device – one that retains its charm and utility even in the digital age.

~Pat Padua, Washington Post

“A rich, thoughtful, meticulously crafted tapestry about the evolution of the beloved writing machine for purists, history buffs, collectors and others fighting to preserve or re-embrace analog life.”

~Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times

Cast

SILVI ALCIVAR
KEN ALEXANDER
BOSTON TYPEWRITER ORCHESTRA
TOM HANKS
MARTIN HOWARD
JEREMY MAYER
JOHN MAYER
DAVID McCULLOUGH
RICHARD POLT
HERBERT PERMILLION III
SAM SHEPARD
DARREN WERSHLER
MASON WILLIAMS

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