Stephen Fry and the Gutenberg Press
Documentary screening plus Live Music
What better way to draw Southampton Film Week to a close than with a return to the exquisite Red Hot Press where you can feast upon the delightful Stephen Fry and the Gutenberg Press in The Machine that Made Us and soak up the sounds of Straight to Cake as they entertain you with an eclectic mix of film favourites ranging from Thus Spake Zarathustra to Singing in the Rain!
But to really understand the man and his machine Stephen must get his hands dirty, assembling a team of craftsmen and helping them build a working copy of Gutenberg’s original press. He learns how to make paper the 15th century way, and works as an apprentice in a metal foundry making type, before leading a unique experiment to put the replica press through its paces. Can Stephen’s team match the achievement of Gutenberg’s medieval craftsmen?
BAFTA Specialist Factual Nominee
“An absorbing documentary. A winning combination of wit and wonder.”
The Machine That Made Us
Date: Sunday 19th November 2017
Venue: Red Hot Press, The Corn Exchange, Old Cattle Market,
Captain's Place, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 3FE