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California Typewriter (Blu-ray)

The revolution will be typewritten
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Format:  Blu-ray
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Blu-ray Details

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 44 minutes
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: November 21, 2017
  • Originally Released: 2017
  • Label: Gravitas Ventures

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Directed by

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 37


User Ratings: 448
A rich, thoughtful, meticulously crafted tapestry about the evolution of the beloved writing machine for purists, history buffs, collectors and others fighting to preserve or re-embrace analog life. Full Review
Los Angeles Times
Aug 31, 2017
Rating: 4/5 -- The best thing is that Nichol doesn't adopt a luddite stance. He doesn't try to impart the evils of technology, at least not much. Full Review
Arizona Republic
Sep 14, 2017
Rating: 3/4 -- ... a retro-fun salute to the analog age and a thoughtful consideration of how digital technology affects our lives. Full Review
San Francisco Examiner
Sep 29, 2017
Rating: 3.5/4 -- Suffusing the documentary is an almost religious reverence for this mundane and obsolete mechanical apparatus. Not that it's undeserved. Full Review
Boston Globe
Sep 21, 2017
Rating: 4.5/5 -- The questions this documentary raises, in between all the human stories and history it teaches, will definitely haunt you as the credits roll. Full Review
Film Threat
Nov 8, 2017
Rating: 2.5/4 -- Although the film would benefit from a more reined-in focus, "California Typewriter" is a love letter to an antiquated device - one that retains its charm and utility even in the digital age. Full Review
Washington Post
Sep 7, 2017
Rating: 3/4 -- There are two ready-made audiences for this doc and both will benefit from seeing it. Full Review
Toronto Star
Oct 27, 2017

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CALIFORNIA TYPEWRITER launches us into 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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  • UPC: 191091471128
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