KCRW's The Treatment

KCRW's The Treatment


A treatment in Hollywood parlance is a concise overview of a screenplay. On 'The Treatment,' film critic Elvis Mitchell turns the tables and gives the treatment to some of the most influential and innovative forces creating movies and popular art and entertainment. Each week Elvis speaks with an amazing array of guests discussing everything from their inner conflicts to their interior design. With a straightforward style that understates his vast knowledge Elvis is able to extract insights issues and inspirations from even the most introverted guests. Conversations on 'The Treatment' are mostly comfortable, sometimes contentious, but always fascinating.


Bryan Fuller & Michael Green: American Gods  

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.  

Gina Prince & Reggie "Rock" Bythewood: Shots Fired  

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

Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent  

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

Jason Schwartzman: My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea  

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

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

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

Niki Caro: The Zookeeper's Wife  

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

James Gray: The Lost City of Z  

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.

Michael Tisserand: Krazy  

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

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa: Riverdale  

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.

Ry Russo-Young: Before I Fall  

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

Sam Richardson & Tim Robinson: Detroiters  

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

Devon Scott: Men's clothing designer  

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

Gore Verbinski: A Cure for Wellness  

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.

Jordan Peele: Get Out  

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

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

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.

Casey Affleck & Matt Damon: Manchester by the Sea  

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

Steve Conrad: Patriot  

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

Michelle Monaghan: The Path  

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

Hua Hsu: A Floating Chinaman  

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.

Theodore Melfi: Hidden Figures  

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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