Pressing On: The Letterpress Film

On Tue, September 11 join us for a one night screening of Pressing On: The Letterpress Film in partnership with Freshly Squeezed Print Shop and UICA.

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.

Directed By: Erin Beckloff | Andrew P. Quinn
Genre: Documentary
Run Time: 99 Minutes
MPAA Rating: NR
Origin: USA

When & Where
Tue, Sep 11, 2018 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA)
2 Fulton Street West
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503