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 explores the question: why has letterpress survived?
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. Steven Heller, former art director at the New York Times has said, “Pressing On is an essential document not just about a revolutionary means of human interaction, but to savor the passion of its practitioners.”
Tuesday, August 29th | 7:30pm
A/perture cinema / 311 W 4th St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101