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The Treatment is a weekly journey into the heart of film led by film critic Elvis Mitchell. From an array of film industry guests, Elvis highlights one each week  discussing topics from film inspirations to inner personal conflicts. With a straightfor

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Sam Esmail: Mr. Robot

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:30:00 -0800

The creator of Mr. Robot, Sam Esmail talks translating a film script to television.

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Joe Berlinger: Intent to Destroy

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:30:00 -0800

Director Joe Berlinger visits The Treatment to talk Armenian genocide via unbiased cinema verité in Intent to Destroy.  

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David Simon: The Deuce

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 14:30:00 -0800

Creator David Simon talks bringing personal police reporting experience to HBO's The Deuce.

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Angela Robinson: Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 14:30:00 -0700

Director Angela Robinson retells the true story of William Marston and his feminine inspiration in Professor Marston and the Wonder Women.

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Benedict Andrews: Una

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:30:00 -0700

Theater director Benedict Andrews discusses the play Blackbird's adaptation to screen in his directorial film debut Una.

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Taran Killam: Killing Gunther

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:30:00 -0700

Actor Taran Killam discusses his directorial debut Killing Gunther alongside none other than Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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Jay Fielden: Esquire Editor-in-Chief

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 14:30:00 -0700

Esquire editor in Chief Jay Fielden joins Elvis Mitchell to discuss establishing his version of the famed lifestyle publication.

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John Elliott, men's clothing designer

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 14:30:00 -0700

Men's clothing designer John Elliott joins Elvis Mitchell to discuss making his mark with the "Villain" sweatshirt.

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Kate and Laura Mulleavy: Woodshock

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 14:30:00 -0700

"Rodarte" sisters in design, Kate and Laura Mulleavy discuss translating the feel of their directorial debut film, Woodshock.

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Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris: Battle of the Sexes

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:30:00 -0700

Directing partners Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris discuss covering competition in Battle of the Sexes.

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Jane Campion: Top of the Lake

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:30:00 -0700

Director Jane Campion joins Elvis Mitchell to discuss success with her Top of the Lake series.

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Scott Wilson: 'In the Heat of the Night' 50th Anniversary

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 14:30:00 -0700

The Walking Dead actor Scott Wilson discusses his 50 year career catapulted by In the Heat of the Night co-star Sidney Poitier.

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Ellen Mirojnick: Logan Lucky

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 14:30:00 -0700

Award-winning costume designer Ellen Mirojnick discusses taking hillbilly fashion seriously in Logan Lucky.

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Kenya Barris: Black-ish

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 14:30:00 -0700

Black-ish creator Kenya Barris joins Elvis Mitchell to discuss utilizing his show as a conversation starter. (Repeat)

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RuPaul: RuPaul's Drag Race

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:30:00 -0700

Actor and drag queen extraordinaire, RuPaul joins Elvis Mitchell to discuss mainstream success of RuPaul's Drag Race.

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Allen Hughes: The Defiant Ones

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 14:30:00 -0700

Director Allen Hughes credits real life experience in the making of The Defiant Ones.

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Lena Waithe: Master of None

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 14:30:00 -0700

Writer Lena Waithe joins Elvis Mitchell to discuss inserting her point of view into Master of None.

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John Cho: Columbus

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:30:00 -0700

Actor John Cho joins Elvis to discuss his leading role in the romantic drama Columbus.

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Gillian Robespierre: Landline

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:30:00 -0700

Director Gillian Robespierre discusses her attraction to coming-of-age stories, displayed in her newest project Landline.

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Miguel Arteta and Mike White: Beatriz at Dinner

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 14:30:00 -0700

Long time filmmaking collaborators Miguel Arteta and Mike White visit The Treatment to discuss the social commentary in Beatriz at Dinner.

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Ernest Dickerson: Juice

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 14:30:00 -0700

Director Ernest Dickerson joins Elvis Mitchell to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his first film starring Tupac Shakur, Juice.

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Sofia Coppola: The Beguiled

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:30:00 -0700

Director Sofia Coppola talks modernizing the 1971 Clint Eastwood film The Beguiled.

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Anna Biller: The Love Witch

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:30:00 -0700

Filmmaker Anna Biller discusses her homage to 1960s horror in The Love Witch.

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Patty Jenkins: Wonder Woman

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 14:30:00 -0700

Director Patty Jenkins joins the DC Comics world with her take on Wonder Woman.

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Zoe Lister-Jones: "Band Aid"

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 14:30:00 -0700

Actress and director Zoe Lister-Jones discusses the energy on set with an all female crew behind her film “Band Aid”.

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Lucia Micarelli: An Evening with Lucia Micarelli

Wed, 31 May 2017 14:30:00 -0700

Violinist and actress Lucia Micarelli visits The Treatment to discuss her emotive performances as she prepares for PBS' An Evening with Lucia Micarelli.    

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Miles Joris-Peyrafitte: As You Are

Mon, 29 May 2017 00:00:00 -0700

EXCLUSIVE PODCAST: Filmmaker Miles Joris-Peyrafitte joins Elvis Mitchell to discuss the realism of coming of age in As You Are.

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Guy Ritchie: King Arthur

Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 -0700

EXCLUSIVE PODCAST: Director Guy Ritchie stops by to discuss retelling lore his way in King Arthur.

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Bryan Fuller & Michael Green: American Gods

Wed, 24 May 2017 14:30:00 -0700

American Gods creators Bryan Fuller and Michael Green visit The Treatment to discuss their interest in the fantasy novel and their approach to its on-screen adaptation.  

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Gina Prince & Reggie "Rock" Bythewood: Shots Fired

Wed, 17 May 2017 14:30:00 -0700

Directors Gina Prince and Reggie “Rock” Bythewood join Elvis Mitchell to discuss examining US police activity and corruption from all angles in Shots Fired.

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Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent

Wed, 10 May 2017 14:30:00 -0700

Celebrity chef Jeremiah Tower talks leading the way in New American Cuisine in Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent.

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Jason Schwartzman: My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea

Wed, 03 May 2017 14:30:00 -0700

Actor Jason Schwartzman visits The Treatment to talk experimental animation in his new project My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea.

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Oprah Winfrey & George C. Wolfe: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:30:00 -0700

Actress Oprah Winfrey and director George C. Wolfe join Elvis Mitchell to discuss The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

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Niki Caro: The Zookeeper's Wife

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:30:00 -0700

Director Niki Caro discusses her desire to tell a World War II story from a woman's perspective in The Zookeeper's Wife.

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James Gray: The Lost City of Z

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 14:30:00 -0700

Director James Gray visits The Treatment to discuss the progressive life and mysterious disappearance of British explorer Percy Fawcett in The Lost City of Z.

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Michael Tisserand: Krazy

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 14:30:00 -0700

Author Michael Tisserand dives into the lesser known life of cartoonist George Herriman in his biography, Krazy. 

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Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa: Riverdale

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:30:00 -0700

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, creator of the CW's Riverdale, joins Elvis Mitchell to discuss pushing the limits of the deeply loved, classic "Archie" comic characters.

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Ry Russo-Young: Before I Fall

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:30:00 -0700

Director Ry Russo-Young visits The Treatment to discuss deep female perspectives in film, and in Before I Fall.

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Sam Richardson & Tim Robinson: Detroiters

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:30:00 -0700

Comedians Sam Richardson and Tim Robinson join Elvis to discuss holding strong to their roots in Comedy Central's Detroiters.

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Devon Scott: Men's clothing designer

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:30:00 -0700

EXCLUSIVE PODCAST: Men's clothing designer Devon Scott joins Elvis Mitchell to discuss the ritual of dressing well.

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Gore Verbinski: A Cure for Wellness

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 14:30:00 -0800

EXCLUSIVE PODCAST: Director Gore Verbinski visits The Treatment to discuss humanity's obsession with wellness, or more accurately the lack thereof in A Cure for Wellness.

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Jordan Peele: Get Out

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 14:30:00 -0800

Comedian Jordan Peele joins Elvis Mitchell to discuss his directorial debut Get Out.

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Dustin Lance Black: ABC's 'When We Rise'

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 14:30:00 -0800

Filmmaker Dustin Lance Black visits The Treatment to discuss his passion for chronicling the LGBT movement of 1970s San Francisco in the ABC miniseries When We Rise.

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Casey Affleck & Matt Damon: Manchester by the Sea

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:30:00 -0800

EXCLUSIVE PODCAST: Elvis Mitchell in conversation with Manchester by the Sea star Casey Affleck and producer Matt Damon, recorded live at the Landmark Theater.

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Steve Conrad: Patriot

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:30:00 -0800

Director Steve Conrad discusses male ego and timelessness in Season 2  of Amazon's Patriot.

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Michelle Monaghan: The Path

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:30:00 -0800

Michelle Monaghan joins Elvis to discuss the strength and darkness of her character Sarah on Hulu's The Path.

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Hua Hsu: A Floating Chinaman

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 14:30:00 -0800

Author Hua Hsu stops by to discuss his book A Floating Chinaman, recounting the life of 1930's actor/writer H.T. Tsiang and his struggles entering the American literary world.

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Theodore Melfi: Hidden Figures

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 14:30:00 -0800

Director Theodore Melfi discusses the importance of the highlighting the three African American women very instrumental in 1960s NASA space program in Hidden Figures.

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Stacy Title: The Bye Bye Man

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 12:00:00 -0800

EXCLUSIVE PODCAST: Director Stacy Title visits The Treatment to discuss the back story of The Bye Bye Man and being a female filmmaker in the horror genre.    

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Viggo Mortensen: Captain Fantastic

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 14:30:00 -0800

Ator Viggo Mortensen discusses the open-minded environment of director Matt Ross' set on the film Captain Fantastic.

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Ryan Gosling & Damien Chazelle: La La Land

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:30:00 -0800

Actor Ryan Gosling and director Damien Chazelle join Elvis today to discuss keeping the musical La La Land uplifting.

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Chris Messina: Live by Night

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:30:00 -0800

Actor Chris Messina visits The Treatment to discuss playing a prohibition-era gangster beside Ben Affleck in Live by Night.

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Dennis Bartok & Jeff Joseph: A Thousand Cuts

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 14:30:00 -0800

Authors Dennis Bartok and Jeff Joseph discuss the underground film collector scene in their book A Thousand Cuts

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James L. Brooks: The Edge of Seventeen

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0800

EXCLUSIVE PODCAST: Longtime television producer James L. Brooks talks The Edge of Seventeen on The Treatment

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Byron Howard & Rich Moore: Zootopia

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 14:30:00 -0800

Directors Byron Howard and Rich Moore join Elvis Mitchell to discuss the politically relevant animated film Zootopia.

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Matt Ross: Captain Fantastic

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 14:30:00 -0800

Director Matt Ross discusses Captain Fantastic and his intent to make impactful films.

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Will Speck & Josh Gordon: Office Christmas Party

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 12:00:00 -0800

WEB BONUS: Office Christmas Party directors Will Speck and Josh Gordon talk love for 80s comedies.

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Chuck Rose: The Art of More

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 14:30:00 -0800

The Art of More creator Chuck Rose joins Elvis to discuss NYC auction house corruption and paving the way for success with streaming service, Crackle.  

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Kenneth Lonergan: Manchester by the Sea

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:30:00 -0800

Writer/director Kenneth Lonergan join Elvis Mitchell to discuss creating believable on-screen human interaction in Manchester by the Sea.

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Simon Helberg: Florence Foster Jenkins

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:30:00 -0800

Actor Simon Helberg discusses success from simply doing something, opposed to how well you actually do it as evidenced in Florence Foster Jenkins.

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Ben Younger: Bleed for This

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 14:30:00 -0800

Director Ben Younger talks to Elvis Mitchell about his return to filmmaking with Bleed for This.

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Sid Mashburn: Men's clothing designer

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 12:00:00 -0800

EXCLUSIVE PODCAST: Men's clothing designer Sid Mashburn joins Elvis Mitchell to discuss the launch of his Santa Monica store. 

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Colin Farrell: The Lobster

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 14:30:00 -0800

Actor Colin Farrell stops by The Treatment to discuss the unusual world of The Lobster.

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Will Welch: GQ Style Editor-In-Chief

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 14:30:00 -0700

GQ Style Editor-In-Chief Will Welch joins Elvis Mitchell to discuss combining his love for style, design and music for GQ.

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Jeff Nichols: Loving

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Director Jeff Nichols joins Elvis Mitchell to discuss historical race equality as reflected in his film Loving.  

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Omari Hardwick: “Power”

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Actor Omari Hardwick stops by The Treatment to discuss his hesitation in playing lead role of Ghost in Starz’ Power.

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Michael Weatherly: Bull

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Actor Michael Weatherly discusses making the move to "the guy" in Bull.  

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Molly Shannon: Other People

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Actress Molly Shannon discusses her departure from comedy in emotional new film Other People.  

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Mike O'Malley: Survivor's Remorse

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Actor Mike O'Malley explores with idea of giving back to those that help you become successful in the series Survivor's Remorse.

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Martin Lawrence: Doin' Time: Uncut

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Comedian and actor Martin Lawrence joins Elvis Mitchell to discuss getting back on stage after 14 years in his new stand-up special Doin' Time: Uncut.

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Justin Bartha: White Girl

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Actor Justin Bartha joins Elvis Mitchell in a discussion on his dark, provocative new film White Girl.

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Kenneth Turan: Not to Be Missed

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Author Kenneth Turan stops by to share excerpts and opinions from his book Not to Be Missed: Fifty-Four Favorites from a Lifetime of Film.

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Mark Anthony Green: GQ Style Guy

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 00:30:00 -0700

WEB BONUS: Mark Anthony Green, GQ's Style Guy, joins Elvis Mitchell to discuss his journey to becoming the go-to guy for fashion at the men's style magazine.

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Baz Luhrmann: The Get Down

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Director Baz Luhrmann joins Elvis Mitchell to discuss his ten year endeavor in creating the Netflix original series The Get Down.

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Sharon Jones & Barbara Kopple: Miss Sharon Jones!

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Soul singer Sharon Jones and director Barbara Kopple discuss cancer and the healing power of soul music in Miss Sharon Jones!

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Anna Gunn: Equity

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Actress Anna Gunn discusses the struggles and successes of powerful women in the world of investment banking in Equity

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Dennis Hauck: Too Late

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Director Dennis Hauck joins Elvis Mitchell to discuss the importance of Techniscope and the 1962 film Carnival of Souls in his directorial debut Too Late.

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James Schamus: Indignation

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Director James Schamus visits The Treatment to chat about his directorial debut in the adaptation of the Philip Roth novel Indignation.  

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Paul Feig: Ghostbusters

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Director Paul Feig visits The Treatment to discuss the pop culture pressures of rebooting Ghostbusters and the surprising responses to its release.

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Richard Dreyfuss: Madoff

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Actor Richard Dreyfuss joins Elvis in a discussion on civics and his portrayal of the infamous Ponzi scheme fraudster in Madoff.

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Roseanne Barr & Eric Weinrib: Roseanne For President!

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Roseanne Barr & filmmaker Eric Weinrib visit The Treatment to discuss documenting Roseanne on her journey to the White House in “Roseanne For President!”.

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Roger Ross Williams: Life, Animated

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Academy Award winning documentarian Roger Ross Williams joins Elvis Mitchell in a conversation on autism, as documented in his newest film Life, Animated.

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Taika Waititi: Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Director Taika Waititi visits The Treatment to discuss his version of an Australasian 80’s action movie in Hunt for the Wilderpeople.

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Tyler, The Creator: Golf Wang

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Artist and fashion designer Tyler, The Creator discusses how film helped to create the concept behind the runway debut of his fashion line Golf Wang. (Contains explicit content.)

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Cliff Martinez: Neon Demon

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Film composer Cliff Martinez joins Elvis Mitchell to talk intentions and meaning of auditory accompaniment in his newest work Neon Demon,

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Fenton Bailey & Randy Barbato: Mapplethorpe

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Filmmakers Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato discuss controversy and timelessness in their documentary Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures.

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Jessica Goldberg: The Path

Wed, 25 May 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Creator Jessica Goldberg joins Elvis Mitchell to discuss her autobiographical journey in creating Hulu's cult drama The Path.

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Julia Lee: Our Gang: A Racial History of 'The Little Rascals'

Wed, 18 May 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Author Julia Lee joins Elvis Mitchell to discuss how an American children's television show from the 1920's attempted to transcend racism in her book Our Gang: A Racial History of "The Little Rascals."

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Leonardo DiCaprio: The Wolf of Wall Street

Wed, 11 May 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Following Django Unchained and The Great Gatsby, actor Leonardo DiCaprio continues to explore the corruption of the American Dream in The Wolf of Wall Street. (Repeat)

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Shane Black: The Nice Guys

Wed, 04 May 2016 14:30:00 -0700

After 13 years of various attempts at telling the "nice guys" story, director Shane Black joins Elvis Mitchell to talk about finding the right medium for the buddy cop film The Nice Guys.

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Eugene Levy & Dan Levy: Schitt's Creek

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Actor Eugene Levy and his son Dan Levy visit The Treatment to discuss their new comedy series Schitt's Creek.   

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Tony Okungbowa: Echo Park

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Actor/DJ Tony Okungbowa visits The Treatment to discuss producing and starring in Echo Park.

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Don Cheadle: Miles Ahead

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Actor Don Cheadle joins Elvis Mitchell to discuss portraying jazz legend Miles Davis in his directorial debut, Miles Ahead.

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Owen Gleiberman: Movie Freak

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Film critic Owen Gleiberman visits The Treatment to discuss his roots in film analysis as movies helped him feel "connected" during childhood. He explains this and more in his new book Movie Freak.

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Dave Navarro & Todd Newman: Mourning Son

Wed, 30 Mar 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Musician Dave Navarro and director Todd Newman join Elvis Mitchell to discuss their film Mourning Son.

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Haile Gerima: Ashes and Embers

Mon, 28 Mar 2016 12:00:00 -0700

Filmmaker Haile Gerima joins Elvis Mitchell to discuss African American displacement in white society in Ashes and Embers.

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Reggie Watts: Creative Control

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Creative force Reggie Watts stops by to discuss his interest in virtual reality with his film Creative Control.

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Illeana Douglas: I Blame Dennis Hopper

Wed, 16 Mar 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Actress Illeana Douglas stops by to discuss her eclectic life in and out of the movies as told in her memoir I Blame Dennis Hopper.

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Larry Karaszewski & Scott Alexander: American Crime Story

Wed, 09 Mar 2016 14:30:00 -0800

Screenwriting team Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander discuss their approach in combining social satire with tragedy in American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson.

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Ray Liotta: Shades of Blue

Wed, 02 Mar 2016 14:30:00 -0800

Actor Ray Liotta stops by to discuss his interesting and unexpected character in NBC's Shades of Blue.

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