California Typewriter Reviews

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August 24, 2017
A winsome spell of romance and nostalgia and adorably dorky passion. This is not a portrait of people with an odd hobby: it is a hymn to mechanical beauty.
August 24, 2017
It's a beautiful film, made with consideration for the love these typewriter buffs feel.
August 24, 2017
Anyone who loves machines, poetry or, better yet, the poetry of machines should see it ...
August 23, 2017
A documentary with all the "Write Stuff" for lovers and purists who fear the typewriter has gone the way of the dinosaurs. This remarkably entertaining movie proves there is still hope.
August 23, 2017
An entertaining documentary about people who love typewriters.
August 20, 2017
It's perfectly understandable if your initial reaction to a documentary about typewriters is "pass," but don't write the film off so fast. There's more substance here than you'd anticipate.
August 18, 2017
A fantastically entertaining movie even if you--unlike me--never had the pleasure (and frustration) of using a manual typewriter.
August 18, 2017
A quaintly ingenious meditation on what the digital era is doing to us - how it has taken us a step away from reality, even as it's made everything easier.
Top Critic
August 17, 2017
Nichol's background is in music videos and band documentaries, and he links crisply conceived sequences that mimic the synchronized commotion of an actual typewriter.
August 17, 2017
The latest analog fad gets a fun and fascinating dissection in this cute documentary.
August 17, 2017
This quirky, obsessive documentary is about so much more than broken keys and busted type wheels. It's really about how we create art.
August 15, 2017
[Doug] Nichol has created a loving valentine to all the iconoclasts who resist what the rest of the world defines as progress.
August 15, 2017
A compelling look at a valuable contraption that's slipping through our grasp, and will send many viewers to flea markets and eBay for one of their own.
August 14, 2017
This captivating documentary pays tributes to typewriters and the small but passionate group who still love and repair them. It is filled with delightful characters.
August 14, 2017
Though I'm more of an old school pen and paper person myself, there's no point resisting Richard Polt's movement ode to just how The Revolution Will Be Typewritten. Or for that matter, the Boston Typewriter Orchestra. And, the last film of Sam Shepard.
August 11, 2017
The overlong but charming documentary California Typewriter is an ode to the iconic writing instrument.
January 6, 2017
Even though the revolution may not be typewritten, the machine has a growing legion of fans and users, some of whom were interviewed by director Doug Nichol.
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