Friday, January 25
Doors: 6:30 PM
Showtime: 7:00 PM
Chautauqua Community House
$12.00 ($9.00 Concert Member)*
“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?
Rob Shearer will lead a post-screening discussion on the film.
About the Speaker:
Rob Shearer double-majored in Film & Theater Production and Film Theory at the University of Colorado, Denver. His work has been screened at the Denver Film Festival, the Big Bear Lake Film Festival and the Marche du Film at the Festival de Cannes. His documentary series “Denizen” is shown regularly on Colorado PBS.
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