California Typewriter is a story about people whose lives are connected by typewriters. The film is a meditation on creativity and technology featuring Tom Hanks, John Mayer, Sam Shepard, David McCullough and others.

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Doug Nichol
3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Silvi Alcivar Silvi Alcivar ... Self
Ken Alexander Ken Alexander ... Self
Tom Hanks ... Self
Martin Howard Martin Howard ... Self
Jeremy Mayer ... Self
John Mayer ... Self
David McCullough ... Self
Jett Morton Jett Morton ... Self
Herbert Permillion Herbert Permillion ... Self
Richard Polt Richard Polt ... Self
Anthony Rocco Anthony Rocco ... Self
Sam Shepard ... Self
Darren Wershler Darren Wershler ... Self
Mason Williams Mason Williams ... Self
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California Typewriter is a story about people whose lives are connected by typewriters. The film is a meditation on creativity and technology featuring Tom Hanks, John Mayer, Sam Shepard, David McCullough and others.

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technology | See All (1) »

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the revolution will be typewritten

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Documentary

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Due to declining sales, California Typewriter - the shop portrayed in this documentary feature- had to shut down business in 2020. See more »

Soundtracks

Entropy Begins in the Office
(2011)
Music by The Boston Typewriter Orchestra
Performed by The Boston Typewriter Orchestra
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Behold, The Lowly Typewriter
20 September 2017 | by lbenotSee all my reviews

Unlikely, but well-done documentary which examines the history and current status of the lowly typewriter via commentary from people having diverse perspectives: the long-established but struggling repair shop operators; the antiquity collectors of the earliest models; the people, some famous, who still use and romantically embrace their antiquated machines; a small group who performs percussive 'music' with typewriters; and a super creative artist who turns unusable typewriters and their parts into incredible pieces of art.

Filming, Editing, and musical soundtrack were superb.

Intelligent and entertaining, a historical, sociological, and philosophical all-in-one study well worth the price of admission.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 2019 (South Korea) See more »

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California Typewriter See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,031, 20 August 2017

Gross USA:

$218,563

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$218,563
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