“Nitehawk’s The Works series was created to highlight and contextualize significant contributions to cinema,” according to the Williamsburg movie theater’s blog, and its Karen Black series—the actress’ first retrospective—kicks off this weekend with Dennis Hopper’s Easy Rider (1969), featuring one of Black’s earliest screen roles. She would go on to appear in other classic films like Nashville. (Nitehawk will also show Five Easy Pieces, Family Plot, Day of the Locust, and more.)
Many of the screenings will feature celebrity introductions; Sean Young will introduce the April 5th screening. Black herself is presently battling cancer, but she has pre-recorded a Q&A for the Easy Rider screenings. An exclusive clip from this interview is below, in which she discusses why she thinks the film did so well; part of it is because cinematographer Laszlo Kovacs was willing almost to fall from a helicopter just to get a shot!
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