Free Film Screening of “Proceed and Be Bold!”

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As part of the Bay Area Printers’ Fair & Wayzgoose festivities, the San Jose Printers’ Guild and the SJSU Art Department will be co-hosting a screening of Proceed and Be Bold! a documentary about letterpress artist Amos Kennedy. Doors open at 7:30pm; the screening will start at 7:45pm.

RSVP here for your free tickets.

What: Proceed and Be Bold!
When: Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Doors open at 7:30pm; Movie starts at 7:45pm
Where: SJSU Art Building Room 133, One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192-0089

About the Film

As inspirational as it is comical, Proceed and Be Bold! documents the life of Amos Paul Kennedy Jr., a letterpress artist who lives out the secret American Dream of rejecting the establishment and living his art as his life. Whether he’s challenging racial assumptions by calling himself a “humble negro printer,” or by bringing art to the masses with his affordable unpretentious posters of wisdom and hilarity, Kennedy’s life as an artist is both intriguing and exhilarating. Never has a man in overalls been such an unforgettable example of life lived fully, honestly and without regret. Running time 94 minutes.


Only registered ticket holders will receive a limited edition letterpress printed handbill commemorating the screening. Also, a limited selection of Amos Kennedy’s prints will be available at the Bay Area Printers’ Fair & Wayzgoose Saturday April 27 at History Park. All sales benefit Amos Kennedy’s nonprofit The Printing Plant the Printery of the Americas.

Directions and Parking

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Information on parking around San Jose can be found at
A campus map can be found at The Art Building is in section C3.

Transit buses and the lightrail line connect to downtown San Jose and the campus from throughout the county, the airport and the Amtrak/CalTrain San Jose depot. Call 408-924-7433 for specific routes.