Directed by Alex Steyermark
96 min | 2014 | USA | Not Rated
*Post-film Q&A with director Alex Steyermark and producer/Presto recordist Lavinia Jones Wright, moderated by award-winning documentary filmmaker Chris Simon.
The 78 Project is 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, one microphone, one blank disc, and one three-minute take. Along the way, a kaleidoscope of technologists, historians, and craftsmen from every facet of field recording provide insights and history.
Official Selection: 2014 SXSW Film Festival