Pressing On: The Letterpress Film

Oct 27 2018 18:00 - 21:00

St Bride Foundation, Bride Lane 14, EC4Y 8EQ London

Saturday 27 October 2018

6.00–9.00pm

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?

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.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion chaired by Catherine Dixon with Mick Clayton, Liz Fraser, Simon Goode, Julieta H. Adame, Thomas Mayo and David Vassie.

www.letterpressfilm.com

Pressing On: The Letterpress Film is a feature length documentary produced by Bayonet Media.

Producer/Director: Erin Beckloff

Producer: Kevin Grazioli

Director/Editor: Andrew P. Quinn

Director of Photography: Joe Vella

All proceeds from this event will be donated to the St Bride Library.

General Admission

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Friends of St Bride's/Concessions

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Student

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