Recently on The Frame
Filmmaker (and self-professed troublemaker) John Waters spits some wisdom about living life by your terms and offers his advice for young people in his new book, "Make Trouble," based on his 2015 commencement speech at Rhode Island School of Design; A look at the women of the real and the fictional 'Silicon Valley'; Summer blockbusters hitting theaters sooner and sooner and what actually defines a summer movie is rapidly changing.
Jodie Foster and Tom Hanks share memories of filmmaker Jonathan Demme, who died at the age of 73; executive producer/writer Reed Morano talks about adapting Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale" for television.
Now that the Writer's Guild strike has been authorized, we welcome Miranda Banks, author of the book, “The Writers: A History of American Screenwriters and Their Guild” for some background on this influential guild; We take look at the history of the Sunset Strip's role as an outdoor gallery for billboards promoting rock albums; The new documentary “Casting JonBenet” takes a different look at the unsolved 1996 murder of six-year-old JonBenet Ramsey.
How filmmaker J.D. Dillard went from receptionist to directing and co-writing the Sundance feature "Sleight." On the anniversary of the start of the Armenian genocide we learn how disputes over that history have been plagued two recent films include "The Promise." Actress Vera Farmiga and Kerry Ehrin, co-creator of "Bates Motel," say goodbye to the character of Norma Bates.
"Mystery Science Theater 3000" gets a reboot with comedian Jonah Ray taking over as host. Ray tells The Frame that to make fun of bad movies they actually have to be kind of good; We unpack the religious themes in Kendrick Lamar's new album "Damn"; Art studios and CalArts students pitch their creative ideas "Shark Tank" style.
Oscar-winning screenwriter of "12 Years a Slave" makes a documentary about the LA Riots, 25 years after they happened. Two powerhouse non-profit theater companies – one in LA and one in NY– join forces to bring new plays to Broadway. And a Mexican movie theater chain opens its doors and its indoor playground to children.