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. 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, old and new, as the digital age's emphasis on speed and convenience redefines who's serving whom, human or machine?
Join us for this special screening followed by a Q&A with Doug Nichol, the film’s director and Jeremy Mayer, a sculptor who uses typewriter parts to create life-size human figures.
Watch film trailer here.
Join us for Friday Nights @CHM before the program! Enjoy food and drinks from our Cloud Bistro. Museum exhibits are open from 5 to 9 p.m.
Computer History Museum
1401 N. Shoreline Boulevard
Mountain View, CA, 94043