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California Typewriter

Fri. 10/6 - Fri. 10/13

(NR) 1 Hr. 43 Min. (Digital) In English (Documentary)

In this magnificent filmic essay, director Doug Nichol explores the mythology attached to the typewriter, as cultural historians, collectors and various obsessives (including Tom Hanks, John Mayer, David McCullough, Sam Shepard) celebrate the physicality of the typewriter both as object and means of summoning the creative spirit. It also movingly documents the struggles of California Typewriter in Berkeley, CA, one of the last standing repair shops in America dedicated to keeping the aging machines clicking. A fascinating combination of history and emotional narrative plunges us into the mysterious, bittersweet moment in which a beloved technology faces extinction and delivers a thought provoking meditation on our analog past, and  the changing dynamic between humans and machines.
“Those who haven’t adjusted ecstatically to all the wonders of modern technology will revel in the unorthodox and delightful documentary California Typewriter, one of the major discoveries at this year’s Telluride Film Festival… a loving valentine to all the iconoclasts who resist what the rest of the world defines as progress.” ~ - Stephen Farber, Hollywood Reporter
Whimsically profound.” ~ - Peter Keough, Boston Globe

Fri 10/6 4:00 p.m.
Sat 10/7 10:00 a.m.
Sun 10/8 6:30 p.m.
Mon 10/9 7:00 p.m.
Wed 10/11 7:00 p.m.
Thu 10/12 12:00 p.m.
Fri 10/13 12:00 p.m.
State Theatre Modesto
Year By The Sea

Fri. 10/6 - Thurs. 10/12

(NR) 1 Hr. 54 Min. (Digital) In English (Comedy, Drama, Romance)

After 30 years as a wife and mother, an empty nester retreats to Cape Cod rather than follow her relocated husband to Kansas. Intent to rediscover herself but plagued with guilt, she questions her decision until stumbling upon a spirited mentor. Supported by her literary agent and a host of locals, including a sexy fisherman, our heroine learns to embrace the ebb and flow of life--ultimately discovering the balance between self and sacrifice, obligation and desire. Based on the New York Times best-selling memoir by Joan Anderson.

Fri 10/6 7:00 p.m.
Sun 10/8 4:00 p.m.
Mon 10/9 12:00 p.m.
Wed 10/11 12:00 p.m.
Thu 10/12 4:00 p.m.
State Theatre Modesto

Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming

Opens Fri. Oct. 6

(NR) 1 Hr. 28 Min. (Digital) In English (Animation, Art House & International)

Rosie Ming, a young Canadian poet, is invited to perform at a Poetry Festival in Shiraz, Iran, but she'd rather be in Paris. She lives at home with her over-protective Chinese grandparents and has never been anywhere by herself. Once in Iran, she finds herself in the company of poets and Persians, all who tell her stories that force her to confront her past; the Iranian father she assumed abandoned her and the nature of Poetry itself. Sandra Oh, Ellen Page, Don McKellar and Nancy Kwan
“An entertaining, educational, and poignant tale about identify and imagination that is filled with stories and poetry.” ~ Variety

Fri 10/6 12:00 p.m.
Sun 10/8 2:30 p.m.
Mon 10/9 4:00 p.m.
Thu 10/12 7:00 p.m.
State Theatre Modesto

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