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Maine Premiere – California Typewriter documentary

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Frontier Cafe Cinema & Gallery
14 Maine Street
Brunswick, Me 04011
United States

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$10 ticket – to benefit Curtis Memorial Library

 The Curtis Contemporaries are thrilled to once again partner with Frontier for the Maine premiere of the documentary film, California Typewriter.

In this magnificent filmic essay, director Doug Nichol explores the mythology attached to the typewriter, as cultural historians, collectors and various obsessives (including Tom Hanks, John Mayer, David McCullough, the late Sam Shepard, and others) celebrate the physicality of the typewriter both as object and means of summoning the creative spirit.

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.

 A fascinating combination of history and emotional narrative plunges us into the mysterious, bittersweet moment in which a beloved technology faces extinction and delivers a thought provoking meditation on the changing dynamic between humans and machines.

 Arrive early for a TYPE-IN event, and sample several vintage typewriters from the 30s and 40s on loan from Cosco Technologies in Winthrop, Maine.

Buy tickets here.

View trailer here.

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