• California Typewriter (2017)

California Typewriter

Release Date: August 18th, 2017

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary

A look at the people who remain loyal to the typewriter as a tool and muse, and a portrait of California Typewriter, a typewriter service and sales company in Berkeley that has been in business since 1949.

Cast: Tom Hanks, John Mayer, David McCullough, Sam Shepard

Director: Doug Nichol

Genres: Documentary

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Stephen FarberThe Hollywood Reporter

    Nichol has created a loving valentine to all the iconoclasts who resist what the rest of the world defines as progress. show more

  • 88
    Mark FeeneyBoston Globe

    Most of all, California Typewriter is an elegy. “The truth is, no good typewriters are going to be made again,” Hanks laments. There’s a reason that the title of the first tune on the fine musical soundtrack is “Stolen Moments.” show more

  • 100
    Brad WheelerThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    There's a certain nostalgia at work here, but where the film really clicks is on the subject of the creative process and as a meditation on the human-machine dynamic. show more

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