Film Screening – Pressing On: The Letterpress Film
As part of St. Printersburg–a local celebration of printmaking–join us at the MFA for an afternoon screening of the acclaimed documentary Pressing On: The Letterpress Film.
The modern world was born on a printing press. Once essential to communication, the 500-year-old process is now in danger of being lost as its caretakers age. From self-proclaimed basement hoarders to the famed Hatch Show Print, Pressing On: The Letterpress Film explores the question: Why has letterpress survived in a digital age?
Worlds of each character emerge as unusual narratives—joyful, mournful, reflective and visionary—are punctuated with on-screen visual poetry, every shot meticulously composed. Captivating personalities blend with wood, metal, and type as young printers strive to save this historic process in a film created for the designer, type nerd, historian and collector in us all.
Q & A with Erin Beckloff, the co-director of the film following screening. To learn more about the film Pressing On, click HERE.
Free with MFA Admission
Ringling Students with I.D. will receive Free Admission