Friday, November 14

Premieres ArchiveRepertory Series ArchiveReel Music Film Festival 2014

The 78 Project Movie

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Special Premiere Screening!

Filmmakers in Person! Live Presto Recording!

Special Musical Guest Ryan Walsh of Hallelujah the Hills!

(2014) director Alex Steyermark, writer/producer Lavinia Jones Wright, w/John C. Reilly, John Doe, Coati Mundi, Holly Williams, Victoria Williams, Dawn Landes [96 min; Digital]

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, and 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.

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“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

“Rises above simple vintage worship and does more than just glorify the past – it helps us experience it.” – The Village Voice

“The ineffable romance of old recordings makes for magic…ripe with wonder.” – The Austin Chronicle


Click a showtime to purchase tickets:

  • Friday 11/14 at 8:00 PM

Single Feature. Brattle passes accepted.

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