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2007 TCF ShortDocs - Dollar Storeys

Third Coast Festival

In 2007, we teamed up with the Dollar Store Show and painstakingly selected three items for the Dollar Storeys ShortDocs Challenge. We invited anyone and everyone to submit a short audio work inspired by one of these items: 1) a mug with feisty feminist banter printed on it; 2) a 4-pack of wooden mousetraps; or 3) an old-school bicycle bell.

In 2007, we teamed up with the Dollar Store Show and painstakingly selected three items for the Dollar Storeys ShortDocs Challenge. We invited anyone and everyone to submit a short audio work inspired by one of these items: 1) a mug with feisty feminist banter printed on it; 2) a 4-pack of wooden mousetraps; or 3) an old-school bicycle bell.
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Location:

Chicago, IL

Description:

In 2007, we teamed up with the Dollar Store Show and painstakingly selected three items for the Dollar Storeys ShortDocs Challenge. We invited anyone and everyone to submit a short audio work inspired by one of these items: 1) a mug with feisty feminist banter printed on it; 2) a 4-pack of wooden mousetraps; or 3) an old-school bicycle bell.

Language:

English

Contact:

Third Coast Festival Navy Pier 848 East Grand Chicago, Illinois 60611-3509 312-948-4682


Episodes

A Tail of Two Mice, or, Dry Sponge Cake

11/4/2007
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The love between two mice turns soar with a lacl of cheese whip and an encounter with a time warp mousetrap. Produced by Catie Talarski for TCF, USA, 2007

Duration: 00:02:58


A Time to Tip

11/4/2007
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The courageous story of one coffee mug trying to get by in a house of people he hates. (Writing from the perspective of the mug in the first person, present tense.) Produced by David Hain for TCF, USA, 2007

Duration: 00:02:58


Actionwomen

11/4/2007
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Audio montage featuring the voices of women protesters and a service man remembering life in the 1980s at Greenham Common, England, a miitary base for American nuclear missiles. Produced by Anna Norberg and Simon Norberg for TCF, UK, Sweden, 2007

Duration: 00:02:45


American Dream

11/4/2007
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The mice have invaded and are having some R and R... so I might as well help them enjoy themselves. Produced by Chris Angelos for TCF, USA, 2007

Duration: 00:02:36


An Orchestra of Bicycles

11/4/2007
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Richard Lerman reflects on Travelon Gamelon, a piece he wrote in 1970 for amplified bicycles. Produced by Rene Gutel for TCF, USA, 2007

Duration: 00:02:59


Avant Guardian

11/4/2007
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The Avant Guardian fights crime using the power of surrealism and his trusty P.S.M.G. Produced by David Weinberg for TCF, USA, 2007

Duration: 00:02:59


Ayla

11/4/2007
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Here's a story of newness and wonder and remembering experience before language. Produced by WJ Carlton for TCF, USA, 2007

Duration: 00:02:53


Bells

11/4/2007
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A guy drifts back to the years he drove around on his bike, when he should be meditating. Produced by Frank Karall for TCF, USA, 2007

Duration: 00:02:59


Bicycle Belles

11/4/2007
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On the boardwalk, in search of the sound of bicycle bells. Produced by Stephanie Rowden for TCF, USA, 2007

Duration: 00:02:39


Bike Bell Bandito

11/4/2007
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A short tale of youth and nostalgia, bringing back past memories of the notorious nerve racking bike bell that we loved -- and mom hated! Produced by Darlene Dennard for TCF, USA, 2007

Duration: 00:02:57


Buddhist Mice

11/4/2007
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Buddhist teachings and mouse death. Produced by Karen Michel for TCF, USA, 2007

Duration: 00:02:52


Can't Catch Us All

11/4/2007
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What mice find offensive is the fact that these traps are not only lethal, but also cheap, low quality imports. (Don't mess with the mice.) Produced by Conor Lennon for TCF, UK, 2007

Duration: 00:02:30


Caryll and Sidney: An Unlikely Love Story

11/4/2007
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Catholic mystic falls for the Ace of Spies in post-World War 1 London. Produced by Kay Collins for TCF, USA, 2007

Duration: 00:02:58


Chinese Pants

11/4/2007
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An unscripted talk between a mom and her almost teenaged daughter, inspired by a handmade Mother's Day card listing all the things a mother should never do. Produced by Ramona Jan and Lucy Jan-Turan for TCF, USA, 2007

Duration: 00:03:00


Curve of the Earth

11/4/2007
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A small bicycle bell rings in a big landscape. Produced by Stephanie Rowden and Keith Taylor for TCF, USA, 2007

Duration: 00:02:49


Daisy Chaining

11/4/2007
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A daughter and her father argue about the relative merits of his vocation. Produced by Joe Giovannetti for TCF, USA, 2007

Duration: 00:02:54


Dollar Daze

11/4/2007
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Third Coast Festival artistic director Julie Shapiro describes her rendez-vous with Dollar Store founder Jonathan Messinger at Dollar Daze in downtown Chicago, where the Dollar Storeys items were chosen. Produced by Julie Shapiro and Johanna Zorn for Third Coast Festival, USA, 2007

Duration: 00:03:19


Don't Touch This

11/4/2007
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One mug brings back memories of past relationships with women. Produced by Pat Corbet for TCF, USA, 2007

Duration: 00:02:46


Elizabeth's Mug

11/4/2007
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Elizabeth sits at her kitchen table, contemplating a recent coworker's gift and wrestling with the advice it gives her. Produced by Dirk van der Duim for TCF, USA, 2007

Duration: 00:02:56


Feisty Mama

11/4/2007
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A daughter finds an old picture of her mother and sees her mother differently. Produced by Melissa Canciller for TCF, USA, 2007

Duration: 00:02:44

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