Pressing On is a documentaryabout the survival of letterpress printing featuring remarkable printers who are preserving the history and making the craft thrive.
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 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. 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.
This program takes place in the Country Music Hall of Fame's CMA Theater.
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