"A defining presence in the New American Cinema Movement." —Dave Kehr
Once described by The New York Times as “something of a freak, a beautiful freak,” actress Karen Black, who passed away in August, was adept at offbeat portrayals of eccentric, often tumultuous characters. Her most unforgettable performances—in films like Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, and Nashville—embodied the adventurous, defiantly nonconformist spirit of 1970s New Hollywood. All films starring Karen Black.
One of the great road trips of 70s cinema, featuring an Oscar-nominated performance by Black.
Jack Nicholson, Peter Fonda, and Dennis Hopper star in this counterculture classic.
Robert Altman’s masterwork is a bitingly satiric tapestry of American life.
This black comedy stars George Segal as a dope fiend whose life spirals out of control.
Robert Duvall stars as a seasoned criminal in this “cool, exciting thriller” (Time Out London).
The memories come pouring forth when members of a James Dean fan club reunite.
An arty haunted house chiller from the creator of Dark Shadows.
Kris Kristofferson and Gene Hackman star in this prime example of 70s shaggy-dog realism.
Bruce Dern and Karen Black light up the screen together in three gems from the 1970s.