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California Typewriter
 

In select theaters August 18

 
 
 

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?

 

An AMERICAN BUFFALO PICTURES production

Directed, Photographed & Edited by
DOUG NICHOL

Produced by
JOHN BENET & DOUG NICHOL

Executive Producers
CHARLOTTE CHATTON
NION McEVOY
JAMES REDFORD
DANA SCHWARTZ

Associate Producer
KEVA ROSENFELD

Sound Design
BOB EDWARDS

Featuring
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