FEST: Typewriter Arts Festival @ Greenville Drive-In on Saturday

June 7th, 2016, 9:30 am by Greg

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog…

Greater Nippertown’s inaugural Typewriter Arts Festival is coming to the Greenville Drive-In at 6:30pm on Saturday (June 11), and whether you’re speed typist or a hunter-and-pecker, this could be one of the coolest and most unique events of the summer, combining music, film, visual art and a whole lotta vintage fun. Tickets are $10, available online and at the gate.

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Here’s the schedule of events for the Typewriter Arts Festival:

6:30pm: TYPEWRITER-THEMED ART EXHIBIT & TYPE-IN IN THE BEER GARDEN
The Greenville Drive-In and the Greene County Council on the Arts are partnering to create a one-day-only art show focusing on the medium of typewriters. Images will be projected on the big screen, as well as on display in person. New Baltimore’s Sister Salvage will also be hosting a collection of vintage machines for display and sale. And festival-goers are encouraged to bring their own typewriters and join the “type-in.”

7pm: LIVE PERFORMANCE BY THE BOSTON TYPEWRITER ORCHESTRA
The Boston Typewriter Orchestra is a collective endeavor that engages in rhythmic typewriter manipulation combined with elements of performance, comedy and satire. Their performance at the Greenville Drive-In will be their Greater Nippertown debut.

8:45pm: SCREENING OF “THE TYPEWRITER (IN THE 21ST CENTURY)”
In May of 2010, filmmakers Christopher Lockett and Gary Nicholson read an article on Wired.com about the last generation of typewriter repairmen. Casual conversation over coffee turned toward the inevitable conclusion — a great documentary. This is the Greater Nippertown premiere of this fascinating film.

10pm: SCREENING OF “POPULAIRE”
A typewriter plays a key role in the storyline of the second film in this double feature, the 2012 French romantic comedy-drama film directed by Régis Roinsard.

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FESTIVALS FOR 2016:
A TASTE OF COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, June 10-12
CAPITAL PRIDE FESTIVAL @ Washington Park, June 11, FREE
CLEARWATER’S GREAT HUDSON RIVER REVIVAL @ Croton Point Park, Croton-On-Hudson, June 18-19 UPDATE: This festival has been cancelled.
TROY RIVER FESTIVAL @ River Street, Troy, June 18, FREE
DAD FEST @ Washington Park, Albany, June 19, FREE
OLD SONGS FESTIVAL @ Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, June 24-26
BEACON JAZZ FESTIVAL @ Pete & Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park, June 25 UPDATE: This festival has been cancelled…
FREIHOFER’S SARATOGA JAZZ FESTIVAL @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, June 25 & 26
NEW YORK STATE’S 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, July 4, FREE
GREEN RIVER FESTIVAL @ Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, July 8-10
COUNTRYFEST @ Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, Schaghticoke, July 9
KIDS DAY @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, July 9, FREE
GREY FOX BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL @ Walsh Farm, Oak Hill, July 14-17
SCHENECTADY COUNTY SUMMERNIGHT @ State & Jay streets, Schenectady, July 15, FREE
ART ON LARK @ Lark Street, Albany, July 16, FREE
BLACK ARTS & CULTURAL FESTIVAL @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, August 6, FREE
NEW YORK STATE FOOD FESTIVAL @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, August 10, FREE
FRESHGRASS @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, September 16-18
JAZZ AT THE LAKE @ Shepard Park, Lake George, September 17 & 18, FREE
AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL FOR THE LAKE @ Charles Wood Park, Lake George, September 24 & 25