Art and a Movie: Pressing On: The Letterpress Film

1:00 P.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 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 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
11:30 AM 
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 School of Art, Architecture + Design, Friends of the Lilly Library, IU Cinema, and the Eskenazi Museum of Art.

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