The 78 Project

On Monday Sept. 15th at 7:30pm, the new documentary THE 78 PROJECT. Directors Alex Steyermark and Lavinia Jones Wright in attendance.

The 78 Project is on a journey across America to make one-of-a-kind 78rpm records with musicians in their hometowns using a 1930s 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.

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

Tuesday 09/16/14