John Turturro talks about writing, directing, and starring in “Fading Gigolo.” The film is about people’s endless and never fully satisfying quest to find happiness through sex and love, and it features Woody Allen, who plays a man who helps develop a scheme to get out of debt by entering into the world’s oldest profession. Turturro will also talk about his role in the film “God’s Pocket,” directed by John Slattery and also starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, which will be released in May.
John Turturro fills in for Leonard. He’s starred in a number of director Spike Lee’s films, and they’ll talk about the director’s latest “Red Hook Summer.” Then, we’ll look at efforts to find housing for people with psychiatric disabilities. Also, Barry Edelstein, the director of the Public Theater’s Shakespeare Initiative talks about his efforts to bring the Bard into prisons and senior centers. Plus our latest Please Explain looks at what goes into teamwork—from the basketball court to the office.
He's acted in films like “Do The Right Thing,” “O Brother, Where Art Thou” and “The Big Lebowski.” He even provided the voice of an arrogant sportscar in the Pixar film "Cars 2." But multi-talented showman John Turturro also happens to be the director behind a new documentary that celebrates the sounds of Naples, Italy. He joins us in the studio to discuss the Neapolitan music examined in “Passione: A Musical Adventure.”
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