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25-3-2013 10:59:16  #1


Canadian Premiere Of <<the Typewriter>> April 4th 8pm

Old Fort Typewriter Co. and 3030 will co-host the Canadian screening of (director) Christopher
Lockett and (producer) Gary Nicholson’s film The Typewriter. This documentary captures the story
of a supposedly obsolete machine, its unique undying presence and the people who use, love and
repair it in the 21st century!

The evening kicks off at 8 PM sharp starting with a performance by songwriter Cailean Lewis. The
Typewriter film screens at 9pm; with a total running time of 57 minutes. Following the screening,
musician Kevin Kralik will hit the stage with his trio. The film will be projected on the main stage
screen in HD with state-of-the-art sound and will be the films only showing in Canada. Following
the Toronto premier, the film will go on to enjoy screenings in Denmark, the Netherland’s and
across the United States.

“This is going to be a really amazing event for the community. This area is just bustling with
creative minds and this film premier will bring everyone together under a common guise: film,
typewriter, craft beer and exquisite food! It will shed light on a unique craft, once taken for dead,
but now still very much alive as well as illustrate the romanticism surrounding the art of writing. I
can’t wait!” – Matthew Chojnacki, Co-Founder of Old Fort Typewriter Co.

For authors Robert Caro and David McCullough – four Pulitzer Prizes, three National Book
Awards, and a Presidential Medal Of Freedom between them, the typewriter offers something
that’s missing from the literary world today – the chance to slow down. “In writing,” Caro says,
“Working faster isn’t better; in fact it isn’t even necessarily good.” McCullough concurs: “If anything,
I want to slow down.” They have a lot to say about the writing process in the film.

The Typewriter (In the 21st Century)

The film featuring 30+ interviews in 10 U.S. states with authors, collectors, repairmen (and
women), artists, musicians, inventors, as well as bloggers from The Typosphere: an online channel
for typewriter enthusiasts worldwide.

It features typewriters once owned by Ernest Hemingway, Jack Kerouac, John Steinbeck, Jack
London, Sylvia Plath, Ernie Pyle, Ray Bradbury, George Bernard Shaw, Helen Keller, John
Lennon, and Tennessee Williams, all beautifully filmed in high definition.

The Typewriter shows that these machines are not merely beautiful collectibles; but rather that
they offer a rare moment to unwind, nay to unplug in today’s constantly wired world. It is through the very personal stories and experiences of those interviewed in this film that the significance and
romanticism of writing, an age-old craft comes to light. The need to think before putting thought to
paper (unlike using a computer) evokes a sense of connection and commitment that is arguably
rare today. It is because of this sense of obligation and passion to one’s writing that typewriters
remain relevant and sought after even and perhaps especially in this digital age.

Although the concept for this movie came about when the director and producer had read “The
Last Generation of Typewriter Repairmen” in Wired Magazine’s May 2010 issue: the two had
no idea what was in store for them. Instead of writing an obituary they produced a tribute to the
typewriter, a machine that has stood the test of time and may just be experiencing a revival too.
Perhaps it’s a fad. Perhaps it’s the novelty of a mechanical device some children have never
known... or perhaps it really is a place of refuge, a romantic notion of a timeless craft –but that is
left for you to decide on April 4th.

Old Fort Typewriter Co.

Old Fort Typewriter Co. (OFTC for short) aims to provide the most meticulously restored vintage
machines as well as educates the public in the proper use, maintenance and history behind
typewriters. This company was born out of a mutual appreciation for writing, and impeccable
design. The typewriter is, to the founders, a testament of the industrial era: a near perfect
marriage of both form and function. It is because of this that OFTC has become a purveyor of
these machines, advocating their use and ownership as pieces of functional art.

3030 Dundas West

Located in the heart of Toronto's historic Junction neighbourhood, 3030 is a unique space with a
welcoming atmosphere, great food and an exceptional selection of aperitifs. From live concerts to
art openings, theatre presentations to fashion shows, we're working hard to become a cultural hub
for our community, and eventually to become the next landmark venue in the city.

For more info please check out:

oldforttypewriterco.com/blog/

typewritermovie.com/trailer/


See you there!!

 

 

25-3-2013 12:13:53  #2


Re: Canadian Premiere Of <<the Typewriter>> April 4th 8pm

For those who just want the particulars:

Time:
8:00 (pre-show)
9:00 pm (film) 
Date:
Thursday, 4-April-2013 
Place:
3030 Dundas St. W., Toronto

Is there a cost associated with the screening?

@Valiant: You up for this?
 

Last edited by Uwe (25-3-2013 12:17:14)


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25-3-2013 12:23:01  #3


Re: Canadian Premiere Of <<the Typewriter>> April 4th 8pm

Thanks Uwe!

Yes, tickets are $5 at the door. The screen looks great, I've seen one of their Thursday evening movies there before and it's just like being at the movies...with the added benefit of Toronto craft beer!
 

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25-3-2013 21:18:22  #4


Re: Canadian Premiere Of <<the Typewriter>> April 4th 8pm

Uwe wrote:

For those who just want the particulars:

Is there a cost associated with the screening?

@Valiant: You up for this?
 

Sounds like a good way to spend $5 to me!


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04-4-2013 02:06:51  #5


Re: Canadian Premiere Of <<the Typewriter>> April 4th 8pm

Lucky Canadians! I want to go! http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/grin.png

The screening in Los Angeles isn't until May 10th.
Until then....no spoilers please! (or at least have a spoiler warning)
Have a great time guys.


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06-4-2013 18:54:00  #6


Re: Canadian Premiere Of <<the Typewriter>> April 4th 8pm

Amelia wrote:

Lucky Canadians! I want to go! http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/grin.png

The screening in Los Angeles isn't until May 10th.
Until then....no spoilers please! (or at least have a spoiler warning)
Have a great time guys.

This film was a real treat. The typewriter lives! Very interesting to see collectors like Richard Polt et al on camera. This will definitely be worth a second, third viewing -- and more. (Tom Hanks is a typewriter collector?... who knew?)


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