After the World premiere at The 2014 SXSW Film Festival, The 78 Project Movie will be available for DVD on August 14.


Watch the trailer here:

 Run Time: 95 minutes with over 30 minutes of special features.


The 78 Project grabs American music by the roots.”  USA Today

For fans of pure recording and its history, it’s compelling and informative.”  … Billboard SXSW: The Fest’s Top Films

Movie Biography

The 78 Project is on a journey across America to make one-of-a-kind 78rpm records with musicians in their hometowns using a 1930’s Presto direct-to-disc recorder. With one microphone. With one blank disc. In one 3-minute take.

Along the way, a kaleidoscope of technologists, historians, and craftsmen from every facet of field recording – Grammy-winning producers, 78 collectors, curators from the Library of Congress and Smithsonian – provide insights and history. In Tennessee, Mississippi, California, Louisiana, the folk singers, punk rockers, Gospel and Cajun singers in the film share their lives through intimate performances, and find in that adventure a new connection to our cultural legacy.