Elvis Goes There

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  • 2019
  • 1 Season
  • 6.0  (33)

Elvis Goes There is a travel and interview show on Epix hosted by esteemed journalist and film critic Elvis Mitchell. In this series, Mitchell travels around the world to conduct in-depth conversations with some of the biggest names in the film industry, as well as discover local culture and cuisine.

The show premiered in February 2019 and featured four episodes, each highlighting a different destination and industry professional. The first episode saw Mitchell travel to Mexico City where he met and interviewed acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro. The two discussed del Toro's career, including his inspirations, motivations, and the creative process behind some of his most famous films, such as Pan's Labyrinth, The Shape of Water, and Crimson Peak. Along the way, Mitchell experienced the vibrant art and food scene of Mexico City, offering a perspective beyond the capital's more typical tourist attractions.

The second episode took viewers to Oakland, California, where Mitchell met with director Ryan Coogler. Coogler is known for his work on the critically acclaimed films Fruitvale Station, Creed, and the box office hit Black Panther. Mitchell and Coogler explored the challenges and rewards of bringing important stories to the big screen and how the latter's upbringing in Oakland shaped his filmmaking style. They also explored the city's rich culture, including its history of social justice activism and vibrant music scene.

In episode three, Mitchell headed east to explore the film industry of Seoul, South Korea. He met with director Bong Joon-ho, whose film Parasite had just won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. They discussed the rise of Korean cinema, Bong's inspirations and techniques, and the unique relationship between film and the South Korean audience. Along the way, Mitchell discovered the beauty of Korean cuisine and explored the thriving technology and fashion industries of the country.

The final episode of the series saw Mitchell journey to Mumbai, India, where he interviewed acclaimed filmmaker and actor Nandita Das. Das is known for her work on films such as Fire, Earth, and Manto, which tackle social issues in India. Mitchell and Das discussed the importance of storytelling in social change and how political events have influenced her work. They also explored the colorful sights and sounds of Mumbai's bazaars and nightlife, offering viewers a glimpse into the vibrant culture of the city.

Elvis Goes There is a must-watch for any film enthusiast, offering fascinating insights into the creative processes, challenges, and influences of some of the biggest names in the industry. Pairing interviews with travel and cultural exploration, the show gives viewers a unique and immersive peek into different parts of the world and how they inform the art of filmmaking. Mitchell's engaging and experienced hosting style make the conversations both informative and entertaining, with plenty of personal touches and anecdotes to keep viewers engaged. With its diverse and star-studded lineup, Elvis Goes There is an ideal blend of travel, culture, and cinema, and a standout entry into the travelogue genre.

Elvis Goes There is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (4 episodes). The series first aired on February 4, 2019.

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Guillermo del Toro
4. Guillermo del Toro
February 25, 2019
Elvis Mitchell teams up with Shape of Water director Guillermo Del Toro in Los Angeles. They meet with the legendary Laurence Fishburne, director Ana Lily Amirpour, and the unsung heroes who bring film creatures to life
Sofia Coppola
3. Sofia Coppola
February 18, 2019
For centuries Paris has inspired countless poets and artists, including filmmaker Sofia Coppola; Elvis Mitchell explores what makes Paris one of the most artistically influential cities on earth.
Ryan Coogler
2. Ryan Coogler
February 11, 2019
Elvis Mitchell kicks it with director Ryan Coogler ("Black Panther") in Oakland, Calif., to explore how his hometown has shaped him as a filmmaker; actor Daveed Diggs and filmmaker Boots Riley share how the East Bay has influenced their work.
Paul Feig
1. Paul Feig
February 4, 2019
Elvis Mitchell meets filmmaker Paul Feig in London for a firsthand look at the evolution of his career in film, with the city's elegant style and traditions as a backdrop.
Where to Watch Elvis Goes There
Elvis Goes There is available for streaming on the Epix website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Elvis Goes There on demand at Apple TV Channels, Amazon Prime, FuboTV and Sling.
  • Premiere Date
    February 4, 2019
  • IMDB Rating
    6.0  (33)