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Every week, host Elvis Mitchell conducts in-depth interviews with the most innovative and influential people working in entertainment, art, and pop culture.

Every week, host Elvis Mitchell conducts in-depth interviews with the most innovative and influential people working in entertainment, art, and pop culture.

Location:

Santa Monica, CA

Networks:

KCRW

Description:

Every week, host Elvis Mitchell conducts in-depth interviews with the most innovative and influential people working in entertainment, art, and pop culture.

Twitter:

@kcrw

Language:

English

Contact:

1900 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405 310-450-5183


Episodes

Garrett Bradley: ‘Time’

2/23/2021
Filmmaker Garrett Bradley on the complicated meaning of time.

Duration:00:29:11

Nicole Beharie: ‘Miss Juneteenth’

2/16/2021
Actress Nicole Beharie on the compromises for access and agency.

Duration:00:29:14

Chloé Zhao: ‘Nomadland’

2/9/2021
Director Chloé Zhao on the significance of a sunset.

Duration:00:28:46

Zendaya and Sam Levinson: ‘Malcolm and Marie’

2/2/2021
Actress Zendaya on picking a side in ‘Malcolm and Marie’

Duration:00:28:31

Fran Lebowitz: ‘Pretend It’s a City’

1/26/2021
Writer and speaker Fran Lebowitz on her misinterpreted affection for New York.

Duration:00:29:05

Aaron Sorkin: ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’

1/19/2021
Writer-director Aaron Sorkin on writing up to the edge of melodrama.

Duration:00:30:01

Eugene Ashe: ‘Sylvie’s Love’

1/12/2021
Writer-director Eugene Ashe’s new take on an old-fashioned love story.

Duration:00:29:50

Jeff Daniels: ‘The Comey Rule’

1/5/2021
This week on The Treatment, Elvis welcomes Emmy-award winning actor Jeff Daniels. Daniels’ newest project is the Showtime miniseries “The Comey Rule” based on former FBI director James Comey’s book “A Higher Loyalty.” Daniels talks about how his role as Will McAvoy in HBO's "The Newsroom," opened up a new phase in his career as a leading actor. He also discusses the power of stillness in some of his most recent roles, and he tells Elvis about a memorable backstage meeting with Justin...

Duration:00:29:05

George C. Wolfe: ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’

12/29/2020
George C. Wolfe on power dynamics in ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’

Duration:00:29:51

Chris Gibbs and Beth Birkett: Union Los Angeles

12/18/2020
Chris Gibbs and Beth Birkett on Union Los Angeles’ staying power.

Duration:00:29:19

Riz Ahmed: ‘Sound of Metal’

12/15/2020
Actor Riz Ahmed on getting out of his head for his newest role.

Duration:00:29:17

David Mikics: ‘Stanley Kubrick: American Filmmaker’

12/8/2020
This week on The Treatment, Elvis sits down with writer and professor David Mikics whose newest book is ‘Stanley Kubrick: American Filmmaker.” Mikics’ other books include “Bellow’s People” and “Slow Reading in a Hurried Age.” On the program, he discusses how Kubrick’s stable, third marriage contributed to the director’s taking on increasingly complex films as his career matured. He talks about what people tend to get wrong about Kubrick’s final film “Eyes Wide Shut” and how Kubrick’s use of...

Duration:00:28:31

David E. Talbert: ‘Jingle Jangle’

12/1/2020
David Talbert on bringing a new holiday classic to all audiences.

Duration:00:28:30

Alex Winter: ‘Zappa’

11/24/2020
This week Elvis sits down with actor and director Alex Winter, whose new documentary “Zappa” chronicles the life and performance of avant-garde rocker Frank Zappa. Winter’s films as a director include “Downloaded,” “Deep Web” and “Showbiz Kids.” He is also known as an actor for his role as “Bill” in the “Bill and Ted” trilogy. Winter talks about why his pitch to Zappa’s widow about his approach to the film allowed him access to previously unreleased film footage. He talks about Zappa’s...

Duration:00:29:05

Misha Green: ‘Lovecraft Country’

11/17/2020
This week Elvis sits down with Misha Green, showrunner for HBO’s “Lovecraft Country.” Green is also the creator of the series “Underground,” which was broadcast on WGN America. Green talks about how she and Jordan Peele, who’s an executive producer of “Lovecraft Country,” bonded over their love of horror films. She says that in adapting the novel “Lovecraft Country” for the screen, she didn’t want to feel restricted by the book, saying, “it's a beautiful platform, but I want to jump off of...

Duration:00:29:01

Glenn Kenny: ‘Made Men: The Story of Goodfellas’

11/10/2020
This week on The Treatment, Elvis sits down with film critic and writer Glenn Kenny, whose new book “Made Men: The Story of Goodfellas” details the making of Martin Scorsese’s iconic film about New York City mobsters. Kenny talks about the surprising impact on tabloid tv on the aesthetic of the film as well as the people behind the scenes who were hugely important to the film’s success.

Duration:00:29:00

Sofia Coppola: ‘On the Rocks’

11/3/2020
This week on The Treatment, Elvis sits down with director Sofia Coppola, whose new film "On the Rocks" stars Bill Murray and Rashida Jones. Coppola won an Academy Award in 2004 for best original screenplay for her film "Lost in Translation." Her other films include "The Virgin Suicides," "Marie Antoinette" and "Somewhere." In the conversation, Coppola discusses the similarities between Bill Murray's character in "On the Rocks" and his real life persona, and how his character is a vestige of...

Duration:00:29:01

Jeremy Strong: ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’

10/27/2020
This week on The Treatment, Elvis Mitchell speaks with Emmy-winning actor Jeremy Strong about playing social activist Jerry Rubin in Netflix’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7.” Strong won an Emmy this year as lead actor in a drama for his role as Kendall Roy in HBO’s “Succession.” Strong discusses the differences between playing the theatrical activist Rubin and the tightly wound Roy as well as the contrast in storytelling styles between Aaron Sorkin, who wrote “Chicago 7” and Jesse Armstrong,...

Duration:00:28:31

Tan France: ‘Naturally Tan’

10/20/2020
‘Queer Eye’ star Tan France on happily proving people wrong

Duration:00:29:05

Gregory Crewdson: ‘An Eclipse of Moths’

10/13/2020
This week on The Treatment, Elvis Mitchell speaks with photographer Gregory Crewdson about his new exhibition of photographs "An Eclipse of Moths" currently at the Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills. The images depict decaying industrial environments encountering the natural world with figures in minimal, ragged clothing, but they manage to also portray the possibility of hope and redemption.

Duration:00:29:02