Art and a Movie: Pressing On: The Letterpress Film

11:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Sunday, April 28, 2019


Pressing On: The Letterpress Film

Not Rated | 2016 | English
Directed by Erin Beckloff & Andrew P. Quinn

1:00 - 2:39 p.m. 
IU Cinema 

This Midwest-produced documentary traces the history, technique, and importance of letterpress, while also focusing on the passionate (and often colorful) printers who are preserving, using, and educating about this now-antiquated technology. The film features segments at IU’s Lilly Library and Sidney and Lois Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design, one of the few university programs to teach the medium.

This event is free but ticketed. To acquire advanced tickets please visit the IU Cinema's website

 

Pre-Screening Tour & Demonstration: Focus on Letterpress
11:30 a.m.
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design, Fine Arts Building, Room 245

Jenny El-Shamy, graphic design area coordinator, and graduate students Alexander Landerman and Bethany Rahn will give a tour of IU’s Typography Studio (Type Shop)—which includes several Vandercook presses and more than 200 wood and metal fonts—and a printing demonstration. There will also be a concurrent exhibition, New Impressions—Letterpress Works from the School of Art, Architecture + Design, Indiana University, in the creative core atrium of the Fine Arts building, first floor.

 

Post-Screening Discussion with the Directors

A post-screening discussion with the directors, led by Founding Dean of the School of Art, Architecture + Design Peg Faimon, will follow the screening. Additional support for the directors’ visit was provided by the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design, Friends of the Lilly Library, IU Cinema, and the Eskenazi Museum of Art.

 

RSVP to the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/381251372619490/

 

Art and a Movie is sponsored in part by Marsha R. Bradford and Harold A. Dumes.