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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.
310 backers pledged $60,870 to help bring this project to life.

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. www.the78project.com

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.

http://www.the78project.com/the-78-project-shop

ENTER CODE: 78BACKER

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

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