RESCHEDULED: CALIFORNIA TYPEWRITER
Directed by Doug Nichol
2016, USA, 103 Minutes
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. It also movingly documents the struggles of California Typewriter, one of the last standing repair shops in America dedicated to keeping the aging machines clicking. 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, old and new, as the digital age’s emphasis on speed and convenience redefines who’s serving whom, human or machine?
JOIN A TYPEWRITER PARADE
Have one? Have many? We’re bringing together typing machines of all eras to share with the community, in celebration of the manual world.
To participate, please contact us at ADfilmseries@gmail.com by Friday January 11, 2019 so we know you’re coming. Then bring your typewriter(s) to Contois Auditorium by 5:45pm on Wednesday January 23, 2019 with information – the make, model, year and any relevant and/or important history or story you’d like to share.
The essence of design lies in its profound ability to affect how we think about and experience the world.
The Architecture & Design Film Series engages, provokes and inspires the community by exploring the impact and importance of design and beauty in our lives.
We invite you to join us for thoughtful discussion and light refreshments in hopes that this creative gathering will broaden awareness, foster connections, spark new ideas, and ultimately build momentum towards positive action.
Free screenings once a month. Wednesday evenings through April 2019.
AIGA Vermont is a proud sponsor.