California Typewriter

California Typewriter Release Date: August 11, 2017

California Typewriter tells the story of the bittersweet moment when a beloved technology, the typewriter, faces extinction.

Delivering a thought-provoking view on the changing dynamic between humans and machines, director and three-time Grammy Award winner and nominee Doug Nichol explores the mythology attached to the classic typewriter, as cultural historians, collectors and various celebrity obsessives (including Tom Hanks, John Mayer, David McCullough, and Sam Shepard) celebrate the typewriter both as object and means of summoning the creative spirit. The film culminates in the movingly documented struggle of California Typewriter, one of the last standing repair shops in America dedicated to keeping the aging machines clicking.

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Starring: Tom HanksSam ShepardJohn MayerDavid McCulloughMason WilliamsSilvi AlcivarKen AlexanderJeremy MayerRichard PoltHerbert Permillion
Genres: Documentary
Directed By: Doug Nichol
Runtime: 103 minutes
Studio: Gravitas Ventures
MPAA Rating Unrated