By Shea & Raan Parton
Photos by Benito Quinonez & Zach Smith
On December 3rd we caught up with Los Angeles' Elvis Mitchell at our neighborhood coffee shop Blacktop, while enjoying Guerrilla Tacos. Elvis is the host of one of our favorite Los Angeles radio programs, The Treatment. Where he conducts in-depth interviews with the most innovative and influential people working in entertainment, art, and pop culture.
We have long been fans of Elvis' radio program and even bigger fans of his commitment to Los Angeles' local community. In 2013, Elvis was the moderator of our first community speaking series event. We were particularly impressed that night by his insight that sparked a 25-minute conversation between authors and chefs, Marcus Samuelson and Rohan Anderson, about how food has the unique ability to impact community - film recap of the night.
While Elvis visited, we spent most of the time talking about how we like to spend the holidays and our plans to visit family and friends. We also talked about our next event at Apolis: Common Gallery that we will announce soon. Contact our Service Manager, Danny Quesada, for a personal invite once details for our next event are finalized.
The following photostory is a brief overview of our holiday catch up with Elvis in the Arts District of downtown Los Angeles.
Elvis is the host of The Treatment, on KCRW. Mitchell was born in Highland Park, Michigan, in the Metro Detroit area. He graduated in 1980 from Wayne State University, where he majored in English. He has served as a film critic for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the LA Weekly, The Detroit Free Press, and The New York Times. In the summer of 2011, he was appointed as curator of LACMA's new film series, Film Independent at LACMA. He is also currently a Film Scholar and lecturer at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.