ON AIR
00:00:00 | 3:02:50

DONATE!

close

FROM THIS EPISODE

redbelt.jpgThere are few figures in American culture as with as potent a step as David Mamet (American Buffalo, House of Games, Heist), first as a playwright, then as a filmmaker. With his new movie, Redbelt, he takes on a new frontier, the action film. We hear how he came to climb that mountain.

Set in Los Angeles and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Emily Mortimer, Tim Allen and Joe Mantegna, Redbelt uses the the martial art of  Jiu-Jitsu as a vehicle to explore what happens when the honorable tradition comes into contact with the corrupt and commercial side of the prize-fighting circuit. A student of Jiu-Jitsu for six years, Mamet describes the film as a "hero's journey," adding that the toughest thing for a hero to do is "to come down off the mountain."

 

 

Guest Interview David Mamet

Guests:
David Mamet, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and director

CREDITS

Host:
Elvis Mitchell

Producers:
Gemma Dempsey

Subscribe to the 5 Things To Do newsletter

Never miss the best of what to do with your free time.

 

More From The Treatment

LATEST BLOG POSTS

Upcoming

View Schedule

New Episodes

Events

View All Events

iTUNES SPOTIFY
AMAZON RDIO
FACEBOOK TWITTER

Player Embed Code

COPY EMBED