New film pays tribute to tactility

What kind of documentary might feature contributions from actor Tom Hanks, singer-songwriter John Mayer, historian David McCullough, and the late, great playwright, Sam Shepard? The answer is a documentary about…


The new film California Typewriter is a portrait of artists, writers, and collectors who remain loyal to the typewriter as a tool and muse while also documenting the struggles of the titular establishment, one of the last standing repair shops in America dedicated to keeping these machines clicking.

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Directed by Doug Nichol, and distributed by Gravitas Pictures, California Typewriter opens in New York Aug. 18 and in Los Angeles, Aug. 25.