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Neo Noir: The Modern Day Film Noir (Episode #412)

KQED World: Sun, Sep 16, 2018 -- 3:00 AM

Shane Black and Brian Helgeland discuss the modern day Neo Noir - a genre-bending response to the Film Noirs of the 1940s and 50s - and dissect the basic styles, impulses, themes, and tones that embrace this form of storytelling.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Sep 17, 2018 -- 3:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 16, 2018 -- 1:30 PM

A Conversation with Kenneth Lonergun (Episode #803H)

KQED 9: Thu, Sep 13, 2018 -- 11:30 PM

Academy Award-winning writer-director Kenneth Lonergan compares screenwriting with playwriting, protecting his personal relationship with his work, and being open to mistakes in this episode. With over 90 nominations for his work, a resume that includes Manchester by the Sea, Gangs of New York, and You Can Count on Me, this conversation with a master storyteller is not to be missed.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Sep 14, 2018 -- 5:30 AM

A Conversation with Misha Green (Episode #808H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 12, 2018 -- 11:30 PM

Show creator Misha Green isn't afraid to push boundaries; the critically-acclaimed Underground, a historical period drama about the Underground Railroad that she co-created with Joe Pokaski, combined terror, modern music, romance, and thrills, breaking ground for the genre. In this episode, Misha talks about her experience as a first-time showrunner, having to say goodbye to a story before it's finished, and what she's working on next. Hint: it involves Get Out writer-director Jordan Peele.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 13, 2018 -- 5:30 AM

Lady Bird: A Conversation with Greta Gerwig (Episode #801)

KQED World: Sun, Sep 9, 2018 -- 3:00 AM

In our season 8 premiere episode, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker and actress Greta Gerwig talks about her theatrical beginnings, what she learned working with filmmakers Noah Baumbach, Mike Mills, and others in such films as Frances Ha and 20th Century Women, and taking the leap to write and direct her own film, the critically acclaimed Lady Bird.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Sep 10, 2018 -- 3:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 9, 2018 -- 1:30 PM

A Conversation with Keenen Ivory Wayans (Episode #802H)

KQED 9: Thu, Sep 6, 2018 -- 11:30 PM

Entertainment trailblazer writer/director/producer Keenen Ivory Wayans achieved national prominence when he created the culturally groundbreaking, Emmy award-winning, black-oriented comedy satire In Living Color. In this episode, Wayans talks about his circular path to Hollywood and how In Living Color paved the way for so many artists and subsequent projects.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Sep 7, 2018 -- 5:30 AM

Script to Screen: Pete's Dragon (Episode #807H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 5, 2018 -- 11:30 PM

In this episode, Pete's Dragon director and co-writer David Lowery and co-writer Toby Halbrooks take us behind the scenes of their reinvention of the classic story and discuss writing fairy tales, balancing tragedy with wonder, and the difference between making indie films, like Ain't Them Bodies Saints, and a big budget Disney movie.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 6, 2018 -- 5:30 AM

Breaking Bad: A Conversation with Vince Gilligan (Episode #401)

KQED World: Sun, Sep 2, 2018 -- 3:00 AM

Vince Gilligan, creator of the AMC hit series Breaking Bad, reflects upon the show's hyper-serialized storytelling, along with his inspirations and influences. Accompanied by Victor Nores' short film, Euthanas Inc., about an old lady whose family wishes to no longer be burdened by her presence, and her plans to grant them an unexpected change of scene.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Sep 3, 2018 -- 3:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 2, 2018 -- 1:30 PM
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