11:30 am; final screening begins at 8 pm
Festival pass $30, MCA members and students $24 (subject to availability);
Evening screening only: $15, $12 MCA members and students;
Individual block screening: $8, $6 MCA members and students
Festival passes are now available through chicagopublicradio.org/events
Buy individual tickets online
Come out for a celebration of stories, sound, and the art of listening. The all-day event presents a variety of storytelling, audio documentaries, and sound in the form of unique audio screenings from some of the most innovative and celebrated radio producers. Q&As with the producers follow each presentation.
The Third Coast Filmless Festival is part of the 2010 season of Chicago Public Radio presents, and is a project of the Third Coast International Audio Festival in partnership with the MCA.
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11:30 am - 1 pm - MCA Theater
Stories of closeness - or the illusion of closeness - between people who barely know each other. Producer Jamie Yuenger is on-hand for a Q&A following the screening.
Rhyme and Reason
12 - 1:30 pm - Kanter Meeting Center
Stories that draw strength from the elegance (and clumsiness) of words; the music (and dissonance) of voice; and the rhythms (and ruptures) of life. Producer Lu Olkowski is on-hand for a Q&A following the screening.
Against the Tide
1:30 - 3 pm - MCA Theater
Tales of cultural curiosities, unconventional conduct, and a few proud exceptions to the rules. Producer Roman Mars is on-hand for a Q&A following the screening.
And the Envelope Please…
2 - 3:30 pm - Kanter Meeting Center
Spend an unforgettable hour with the best of the best - past winners of the Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition. Producer Joe Richman is on-hand for a Q&A following the screening.
Willie McGee and the Traveling Electric Chair: A Work In Progress
3:30 - 5:30 pm - MCA Theater
In 1951, a black man named Willie McGee was convicted of raping a white woman and sentenced to death. McGee was executed in Mississippi’s traveling electric chair - the only one of its kind in the country. A local radio station broadcast a play-by-play of the execution. Today that obscure recording survives as an eerie artifact of a lost chapter of civil rights history.
4 - 5:30 pm - Kanter Meeting Center
Labor struggles, labors of love, labors of life…and robots in the workplace. Producer Dan Collison is on-hand for a Q&A following the screening.
Words on Sound: Celebrating Reality Radio
8 - 9:45 pm - MCA Theater
This evening event celebrates the launch of Reality Radio: Telling True Stories in Sound, a first-of-its-kind collection of essays written by some of the most accomplished radio producers working today. Re:sound’s Gwen Macsai joins Reality Radio * contributors Ira Glass (This American Life), Joe Richman (Radio Diaries) and the Kitchen Sisters (Hidden Kitchens, Lost & Found Sound) for a unique discussion.
* A book signing takes place immediately following the performance. Purchase Reality Radio: Telling True Stories in Sound from the MCA Store.