Update: Save-the Date: Pressing On Premiere

We are thrilled to announce that the public premiere of Pressing On: The Letterpress Film wil be at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Hatch Show Print on Saturday, May 27, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. 

We are thrilled to announce that the public premiere of Pressing On: The Letterpress Film wil be at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Hatch Show Print on Saturday, May 27, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. 

The event will be a full day of letterpress activities including Nashville letterpress shop open houses and Hatch history talks and tours—culminating with a red carpet premiere of the film in the 800 seat CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum that evening. 

We are still working out all the details, but wanted to let you, our Backers, know about the event early because you will be receiving a priority invitation to the online ticket registration. Thanks to the incredible generosity of the Country Music Hall of Fame, movie tickets and most of the day time activities will be FREE. We hope many of you can attend to celebrate the film you helped create. Lodging in Nashville Memorial Day weekend is pricey so we recommend booking an Air B&B or hotel soon to save on travel costs.

Hatch Show Print One of the featured shops in Pressing On, Hatch Show Print has been printing letterpress posters for nearly 140 years. Now an integral part of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Hatch continues designing and printing around 600 different posters a year, carrying on the 19th century traditions and practices of the letterpress poster shop it was founded as three generations ago.

Hatch Show Print
One of the featured shops in Pressing On, Hatch Show Print has been printing letterpress posters for nearly 140 years. Now an integral part of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Hatch continues designing and printing around 600 different posters a year, carrying on the 19th century traditions and practices of the letterpress poster shop it was founded as three generations ago.

Hatch Show Print has four different spaces in the CMHF location, designed and built to suit the demands and mission of such a busy icon of design, letterpress printing, and history:

  • A large print shop where visitors can watch posters roll off the presses;
  • A store with wall space to display the 100-plus posters created by the print shop and available for purchase;
  • Hatch Show Print's Haley Gallery, featuring historic restrikes of original posters from the Hatch collection, as well as Master Printer Jim Sherraden’s monoprints—contemporary interpretations and celebrations of the classic wood blocks of Hatch Show Print; and
  • Hatch Show Print Space for Design, a classroom and workshop space that will offer visitors and clients opportunities to learn more through demonstrations, hands-on printing and more in-depth programs.
Hatch Show Print's Celene Aubry and Jim Sherraden in Pressing On

Hatch Show Print's Celene Aubry and Jim Sherraden in Pressing On

Request a Film Screening! 
Screenings will begin Summer 2017 after the premiere so if you think Pressing On would look good on the big screen in your town or you want to bring the filmmakers to show the film and speak at your venue or organization, let us know!

Please fill out the Screening Request Form on our website and we'll get in touch soon.

The Pressing On Team