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Third Coast Filmless Festival


Visit Third Coast International Audio Festival for complete screening details.

Block 1:

Intimate Strangers

  • 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
  • Noon–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.

Block 2:

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 past winners of the Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition. Producer Joe Richman is on-hand for a Q & A following the screening.

Block 3:

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.

Working Title 

  • 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.

Evening Event:

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. 

Jad Abumrad

Photo: Jesse Shapins