- Pressing On Screening
September 28, 2017
11:30 am - 1:15 pm
Bruno Press Presents:
Pressing On: A Letterpress Film
With the American Advertising Federation of Central MN
Additional Sponsors: Marcus Theatre, St. Cloud State University, College of Saint Benedict / Saint John’s University
We’re excited to kick-off the fall with a two part letterpress event. We’re calling all students, professionals, printers, designers, artists, and honestly, anyone that appreciates the history of art and this specialty medium.
Thursday, September 14th from 5:30-8:00 pm
Part one of this two part series will be a special letterpress printing party at Bruno Press in St. Joseph, MN. Everyone is invited to come out and see how posters are printed, with type and carved blocks with really old presses. Then we will be printing the very posters that will be advertising our screening event. People will be encouraged to take posters to hang up around town to promote the film as well as to take one to keep for yourself!
Thursday, September 28th from 11:30-1:15pm
Part two of the event will be the actual screening of Pressing On: A Letterpress Film at Marcus Theatre. We are super excited to be able to watch the film in the comfort of a big comfy theatre. Come at 11:30 for some complimentary pizza and to socialize, concessions will also be open!
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.
Venue: Marcus Parkwood Cinema