Coming to theatres this Friday, August 18:
DOC NYC, Denver, Cleveland, Nashville, Big Sky Doc, Mill Valley, Documentary Edge, Woods Hole, SF DocFest
An appreciation of a bygone but once ubiquitous technology.
I previously wrote about the film for DOC NYC’s program, saying:
Named for one of the last remaining typewriter repair shops in the US, Doug Nichol’s crowdpleasing film celebrates the design, tactility, and permanence of the typewriter. As the shop struggles to survive, devotees including Tom Hanks, John Mayer, and Sam Shepard weigh in on their deep love for the machines. For those beyond repair, artist Jeremy Mayer lovingly repurposes their parts to create elegant sculptures. Nichol’s crafts an entertaining ode to a technology that most find obsolete and disposable but which some still joyously embrace.