California Typewriter is a documentary portrait of artists, writers, and collectors who remain steadfastly loyal to the typewriter as a tool and muse. Luminaries like Tom Hanks, David McCullough, Sam Shepard and others weigh in, even while California Typewriter movingly documents the struggles of the Berkeley, California, shop that lends the film its name, one of the last such repair shops in America. 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. "Anyone who loves machines, poetry or, better yet, the poetry of machines should see it." -- Stephanie Zacharek, Time.
103 minutes. Not rated.