Since its premiere in the spring of 2014 featuring horror icon John Carpenter, The Director’s Chair on the El Rey Network has proved to be the best show about entertainment that you’re probably not watching. Featuring candid one-on-one interviews between El Rey co-founder Robert Rodriguez and his friends and colleagues like Carpenter, Guillermo del Toro and Quentin Tarantino, the series is a must-watch for cinephiles.
What I like about The Director’s Chair is that it’s inside baseball without being exclusive. At the end of the day, Rodriguez is not only an admirer of his guests’ work but a true fan, and so the show provides insight and access like no other interview can. Rodriguez even opens up the conversation to other friends and fellow directors by incorporating a segment called “Director Q&A” where he reads email questions from the likes of J. J. Abrams, Eli Roth, John Landis and Edgar Wright.
Coming on Monday, March 2 is the next installment of the series featuring Francis Ford Coppola, the iconic director of The Godfather, Apocalypse Now and The Conversation, among many others. El Rey has recently premiered a special edition poster that was commissioned from artist Joshua Budich commemorating Coppola’s body of work.
The Director’s Chair with Robert Rodriguez and Francis Ford Coppola airs Monday, March 2 at 8PM ET/ 8:30PM PT followed by Coppola’s Academy Award nominated classic The Conversation.
To find El Rey Network in your area click here! Take a look at previous episodes of The Director’s Chair in the clips below.
The Director’s Chair – John Carpenter
The Director’s Chair – Guillermo del Toro
The Director’s Chair – Quentin Tarantino, Vol. 1
The Director’s Chair – Quentin Tarantino, Vol. 2