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Sit Down, Watch A Movie, And Help YJI


Carl Schlesinger
If you can be in
Hartford, Connecticut Thursday night, please show your support for Youth
Journalism International and come to a special movie screening at the Mark
Twain House.
Journalism International is an educational non-profit organization with a great
partner in the Mark Twain House & Museum, a national treasure devoted to Twain,
one of America’s best loved authors and journalists.
museum is generously hosting the Connecticut premiere of Linotype: The Film in its wonderful auditorium, and is sharing proceeds
with YJI.
Now we
need your help to pack the theater!
The Film, 
will be shown Thursday, July 26 at 7 p.m. in the
museum’s plush, air-conditioned theater at 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford.
It’s is a fascinating, feature-length
documentary – filmed in part at the Mark Twain House – and centers on the
linotype machine used by printers for generations. It was an early rival of
Mark Twain’s Paige Compositor, the machine that Twain believed would make him
rich, but instead led to his financial ruin.
to the
film’s website
Linotype tells the charming and emotional story of the people connected to the
Linotype and how it impacted the world.
Admission is by donation, to benefit Youth Journalism
International and the Mark Twain House & Museum.
special guest at the screening will be Carl Schlesinger, a retired New
York Times
 linotype operator, expert on the machine and founder of a
printing school in Kenya. He’s
not only featured in the film, but also shown tap dancing.
Carl’s granddaughter, Natalie Minor, is a Youth Journalism
International alum who works at Facebook now. She’ll be on hand to help introduce the film with Carl.
come to support YJI, meet Carl and celebrate printing!
Have a
sweet tooth? Come early for the annual Twain House ice cream social from 5-7
p.m., which offers a wonderful array of free sweet treats from local dairies.
During the ice cream social, first floor tours of the historic home are
available for a discount rate of $5, so if you’ve not explored this magnificent
home, it’s a great opportunity for that, too.