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The Frame Weekend: Emma Thompson; Rodrigo y Gabriela; Neil Gaiman & more




Emma Thompson stars as a talk show host in
Emma Thompson stars as a talk show host in "Late Night."
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EMMA THOMPSON CONFRONTS A HOLLYWOOD TITAN

Emma Thompson stars opposite Mindy Kailing in the new movie "Late Night" and in real life she confronts a movie mogul. She talks with John Horn about her decision to drop out of a Skydance Animation movie when the studio hired John Lasseter– a man who'd recently left Disney because of inappropriate behavior with women. 

NEIL GAIMAN FULFILLS A DEATHBED PROMISE

Neil Gaiman co-wrote the book "Good Omens" with the late Terry Pratchett. Before his friend's death he promised to turn their novel into a TV show. Now he has. 

MEXICAN GUITAR DUO RODRIGO Y GABRIELA

The guitar duo known as Rodrigo y Gabriela recently dropped a new album, “Mettavolution," which is another example of the amazing sound they can create with just two guitars. The Mexico City-born musicians came through Los Angeles recently and The Frame contributor Betto Arcos found the perfect setting to talk with them about guitars.

"DEAD TO ME" CREATOR ON THE HEALING APPEAL OF HER DARK COMEDY

Liz Feldman created the dark comedy "Dead To Me" in part to heal herself and she's finding that audiences are having their own healing experiences. The show is about grief and friendship and it's funny. 

WOODSTOCK 50 YEARS LATER

A new PBS documentary, “Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation,” looks at the legendary music festival through the eyes of its attendees — young people looking to escape the anxieties of the late '60s. Barak Goodman, the director and co-writer of the film, spoke with John Horn about how the festival almost failed. (The film has a limited theatrical release on June 7.)

THE PERENNIAL APPEAL OF "CALIFORNIA DREAMIN'"

More than fifty years after it was written, "California Dreamin'" by the Mamas & The Papas continues to get new covers each decade. Frame contributor Tim Grieving takes a survey of the range of musical interpretations and asks how real that dream of California pop music really is.

 

WEEK IN CULTURE 

In this week's week in culture segment, John Horn is joined by LA Times television critic Lorraine Ali. They banter about how Hollywood is responding to the anti-abortion bills in places where a lot of production is happening– namely Georgia– and they discuss a trend in returning shows this week that show the women's resistance movement is alive and well on TV.