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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

Event Details

March 3, 2019

3–5 pm

Event Categories

Museum of Fine Arts – Marly Room

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