Get to Understand Michael Mann Even Better With This Episode of 'The Director's Chair'

Get to Understand Michael Mann Even Better With This Episode of 'The Director's Chair'

Aug 05, 2015

The Director's Chair is currently the best show on TV about filmmaking. It's a very cool, candid series on El Rey Network where Robert Rodriguez interviews some of the greatest directors of our time. In the past he's done John Carpenter, Quentin Tarantino, Guillermo del Toro, and Francis Ford Coppola, just to name a few. And for his next episode he'll sit down with none other than Heat, Miami Vice, and The Insider director Michael Mann.

Mann's episode of The Director's Chair, which is a must-watch for anyone who has been a fan of Mann's over the years, airs Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 9PM EST, so set your DVRS now. And if you're a Miami Vice fan, set it to record even earlier in the day. Starting at 5PM, El Rey will air four episodes of Miami Vice that were hand picked by Mann himself.

But don't put down the DVR remote just yet. There's even more Mann in store this Sunday. Following The Director's Chair, El Rey will be playing Mann's Manhunter. If you've never seen Hannibal Lecter's first foray on the big screen, this is an absolute must.

As was the case with Francis Ford Coppola's episode, it is our pleasure to premiere a poster commissioned for the episode that celebrates Mann's work and the classic characters he's given us over the years.


Michael Mann director's chair poster

For the poster art lovers out there, the above was created by Baltimore artist Joshua Budich, who had this to say about its creation: "My inspiration for the Michael Mann piece was to surround an intense and focused portrait of the man himself with all the thrilling films and dramatic characters he's created. It was once again an absolute honor to work with El Rey on this part of their "Director's Chair" print series."

You can find more of Joshua's work here. And if you happen to live in Austin, Texas and are reading this in time, there will be a special, free screening at the Alamo Drafthouse tonight of both Michael Mann's The Director's Chair episode and Manhunter. It's free, but it is on a first come basis, so good luck.

El Rey Network times for Sunday, August 9, 2015.

5PM - Miami Vice - "No Exit" (featuring Bruce Willis), episode 7 Season 1

6PM - Miami Vice - Smuggler's "Blues," episode 15 Season 1

7PM - Miami Vice - "Rites of Passage," episode 16 Season 1

8PM - Miami Vice - "Stone's War," episode 2 Season 3
9PM - El Rey Network Presents: The Director's Chair (with Michael Mann)

10PM - Manhunter


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