About the Film: “Pressing On: The Letterpress Film”, is a documentary about the 500-year-old craft of letterpress. 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?
The documentary has been reviewed as beautifully capturing the art and technology of letterpress printing and preserving important voices in this craft for generations to come. Notable figures have lauded the film in the letterpress and design fields, such as Steven Heller, former art director at the New York Times, who stated, “‘Pressing On’ is an essential document not just about a revolutionary means of human interaction, but to savor the passion of its practitioners.”
About Our Community Partners:
The Newport Beach Film Festival seeks to bring to Orange County the best of classic and contemporary filmmaking from around the world. The Festival focuses on showcasing a diverse collection of both studio and independent films, providing a forum for cultural understanding and enriching educational opportunities.
The Orange County Museum of Art has a vision of building a destination museum that is locally relevant and internationally significant in Orange County, enriching the lives of a diverse and changing community through modern and contemporary art.
When & Where
Fri, Feb 16, 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Orange County Museum of Art
850 San Clemente Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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