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California Typewriter Screening and Filmmaker Talkback
November 6, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree and Open to the Public
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. Filmmaker Doug Nichols will be in attendance to talk about the making of the film and answer audience questions.
The film 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, it 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?
This event is part of a gallery exhibit at the A&S Gallery at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center called “Alabama Types: Poets, Playwrights and Storytellers,” featuring typewriters of notable writers such as Truman Capote, Tennessee Williams, Maya Angelou, John Lennon, Ernest Hemingway, and others, on loan from the Steve Soboroff Typewriter Collection.
Free and Open to the Public