PRINT WEEK: Pressing On Film Screening
October 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm | Buy Tickets
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Lawrence Arts Center Main Stage | $5 + fees
An exclusive screening of the new documentary about letterpress!
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 caretaker’s 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.