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Directed by Alex Steyermark

United States 2014 95 mins.

The 78 Project Movie is a road trip across America to make one-of-a-kind 78 rpm records with musicians in their hometowns using a 1930s Presto direct-to- disc recorder—one microphone, one blank disc, one 3-minute take. Along the way, a kaleidoscope of technologists, historians and craftsmen—Grammy- winning producers, 78 collectors, curators from the Library of Congress and Smithsonian—provide insights and history. From Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana to California, folk singers, punk rockers, Gospel and Cajun singers share their lives through intimate performances, and find in that adventure a new connection to our cultural legacy.



The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.