Cantankerous Titles & Obscure Ephemera, Vol 1 (DVD)

Cantankerous Titles & Obscure Ephemera, Vol 1 (DVD)

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A DVD collection of short docs by Joe Biel about bikes, trains, dogs, patches, and the board game RISK.

A new DVD collection of short documentaries by Joe Biel about bikes, trains, dogs, patches, and the board game RISK. Films include: 'Martinis in the Bike Lane', 'Of Dice & Men', 'Central Kansas, Canvas Central', 'Last Train Out of North America', 'Cowboy Hat & A Cane'.


Cast & Crew

Producer: Joe Biel

Track Listing

    • - 'Last Train out of North America' (19 min) discusses the lack of priority and funding towards passenger rail service in North America. Interviews with passengers, employees, and train obsessives tell the story of the rails being sold to cargo train co
    • - 'Central Kansas - Canvas Central' (11 min) is a mockumentary about the obsessive nature of people with patches as a kind of media. For years we've tabled at bookfairs and sold primarily patches to young, excited individuals who ignored our reading m
    • - 'Of Dice and Men' (39 min) chronicles players of the board game RISK and their obsessive behaviors. The game affects their personalities, turning anarchists and relaxed folks into conniving, manipulative, and calculated imperialists. Parallels to the
    • - 'Cowboy Hat & A Cane' (11 min) is a documentary short about America's most loved dog - Coda Bowles and her relationship with her people. Move over Lassie, this dumpster diver grew up on the mean streets of Portland after probably spending some time on a p

    Additional Details

    Label: Microcosm Publishing

    Genre: Documentary

    Run Time: 94 mins

    Region: 0

    Release Date: 02/19/08

    UPC: 880270112821