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A journey across America to record today’s musicians on 1930s technology in a quest to connect with the haunting recordings of the past
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.
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.
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Kino Lorber releases The 78 Project Movie on iTunes and DVD!

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The 78 Project Movie is available now to rent or own on iTunes! 



 Rent or purchase the movie in the iTunes store and watch on all your devices. And get the all-region DVD through Kino Lorber and our website.

We're thrilled to be working with the wonderful folks at KINO LORBER on this exciting iTunes and DVD release.


A Special Holiday Discount on Everything in The 78 Project Shop

Tis the season for gratitude and giving! And since you have been such an important part of our journey, we wanted to extend a special holiday discount to our Kickstarter backers. Treat yourself or share the movie and music that you helped bring to life as a gift!

Enter code HOLIDAY78 at checkout for 30% off everything in The 78 Project Shop

  • DVDs 
  • Vinyl
  • T-Shirts 
  • Posters
  • Stroboscopic Discs
Place your holiday gift order by December 15 to guarantee arrival by December 24! 

Enter Code: HOLIDAY78

The 78 Project Movie is out now online! DVD Reward Update

Exciting news! The 78 Project Movie is now available to buy or rent online. We've bundled it with the soundtrack on digital and vinyl, and included great bonus footage to sweeten your viewing experience.

We also made you a discount code, that you can feel free to share with anyone you think might like to see the film. It's the least we can do to say thank you for making it all possible.

Watch The 78 Project Movie now: 

Use code Kick78P for 10% off between now at July 5, 2015

We know that many of you are still looking forward to a DVD of the movie. We have been working to make them, and we'd hoped that the DVD and Digital releases would be ready at the same time. Since the Digital release turned out to be ready first, if your reward includes a DVD, and you'd like to own a digital copy of the movie on VHX now instead, please respond to this email by June 20 or write us at It's all yours! Otherwise, the DVD is in the works, and will be headed your way very soon!

The 78 Project Movie will screen at IFC Center in NYC on June 4!

With a live 78 recording with special guest Craig Finn of The Hold Steady after the movie!

The 78 Project Movie at IFC Center

Thursday, June 4 at 8pm

IFC Center 323 Sixth Ave at W. Third Street

We’ll be there for Q&A!

We’ve spent a lot of days on the road this year, screening The 78 Project Movie in dozens of cities on our Nationwide Theatrical Release Tour. All the while we were eagerly awaiting the day we’d get to show it at home again. Which is why we’re so thrilled that IFC Center in New York City will host our homecoming screening on June 4th. And we couldn’t be happier to announce that Craig Finn of The Hold Steady will join us to cut a 78rpm record live at IFC Center after the screening.

It’s a special occasion when The 78 Project Movie is playing in New York. Don’t miss this chance to see it on the big screen!

Tickets are now available on the IFC Center Website, and at the theater box office:

And if you're still due a ticket as a reward, and you'd like it to be for this screening, let us know via email:

Tour Success, Official Soundtrack, and DVD and VOD update!

Hello to you, 78 friends!

We hope this long wintry weekend finds you comfortably ensconced with loved ones wherever you are.

It's been a whirlwind few months since we wrote you last, with so many amazing screenings and events on our theatrical release tour. We're so glad that we had the opportunity to see so many of you in person on our travels.

These last few months have also brought quite a few new developments, the release of The Original Soundtrack to The 78 Project Movie being a big one, and we are now much closer to a digital and DVD release of The 78 Project Movie.

Here's some more details on what's been happening and what's to come!

The 78 Project Movie in Theaters:

A successful nationwide theatrical road trip to release The 78 Project Movie kicked off in September with a screening and live record cutting session at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC to celebrate the Alan Lomax Centennial. From there, we continued to travel, bringing the film to dozens of theaters across the country.

In October, The 78 Project Movie had its international premiere at the BFI London Film Festival, which was followed by festival screenings throughout Europe. By year's end, the film had played in over 50 cities, with bookings continuing to grow steadily into 2015.

We're continually updating our website sidebar with new screenings, so check back from time to time.

DVD/Online release:

Some folks have asked when we'll be sending out DVDs, and we've really appreciated your patience. Because the film is still playing in theaters, we've been waiting to find out how our DVD release plans solidified. We're now happy to report that The 78 Project Movie will be available through online platforms this summer, and we'll also be getting a DVD out towards end of summer. For our Kickstarter backers who are set to receive DVDs as their Kickstarter reward, you will be receiving the DVD prior to its commercial release, and we will be sending a message directly to you to confirm your fulfillment options and address.

The Official Soundtrack to The 78 Project Movie:

We couldn't be happier with the soundtrack to the movie. It's packed with one-of-a-kind recordings by our amazing artists, and captures the spirit of the movie beautifully. Because your contribution was so essential in making this music possible, we'd like to offer you a special discount of 25% off in The 78 Project shop, so that you can own the soundtrack on Vinyl + Digial. Just enter code 78BACKER at checkout for 25% off your order.


We'll be sending more updates in the months ahead, and until then, we hope you're well and having a happy winter.