Directed by Andrew B. Quinn; 97 minutes. 7 pm.
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.
A panel discussion with follow the film with contemporary letterpress printers Trip Print Press (Hamilton), All Sorts Press (Hamilton) and Pomegranate Press (Oakville).
$15 admission; special letterpress swag bag for each attendee! Cash bar with beer courtesy of Wellington Brewery. Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite at this link or in person at Mixed Media, 154 James Street North, Hamilton.
For more information, contact Tara Bursey, Program Coordinator at (905) 522-3003 ex. 29 or firstname.lastname@example.org.