- November 11, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
One Strong Arm in association with Distillers Press, NCAD & The Future present ‘Pressing On: The Letterpress Film’, a documentary about the 500-year-old craft of letterpress, a form of printing using movable type and printing presses. Once essential to communication, the 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.