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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

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