PRESSING ON: THE LETTERPRESS FILM

PRESSING ON: THE LETTERPRESS FILM

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The C.C. Stern Type Foundry, a Portland non-profit organization involved in preservation and education related to letterpress printing, is partnering with other area institutions to bring a screening of Pressing On to Portland. Co-presenters include Oregon College of Art & Craft, Pacific Northwest College of Art, the American Amateur Press Association, and the Independent Publishing Resource Center, among others.

Panel discussion post-screening includes:

  • Abra Ancliffe (Personal Libraries Library, PNCA BFA Printmaking Dept)
  • Brian Tibbetts (IPRC Executive Director)
  • Barbara Tetenbaum (Triangular Press, OCAC Book Arts Department)
  • Ivan Snyder (Private Press, AAPA)
  • and a representative from the C.C. Stern Type Foundry

Purchase $8 ADVANCE TICKETS HERE.

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PRESSING ON: THE LETTERPRESS FILM
Director: 
Andrew P. Quinn/Erin Beckloff
Country: 
United States
Year: 
2016
Runtime: 
99 minutes

directed by women logoThe 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.

Special Admission

$8 in ADVANCE; $10 at the door