In March of 2013, actress Karen Black revealed publicly that she had been battling cancer for several years. A few months earlier, in January, the Academy Award® nominee and Golden Globe winner sat with director Russell Brown (who directed her in one of her late standout performances in "The Blue Tooth Virgin") to share 40 years' worth of insights into the craft of acting.
Over the course of 75 minutes, this in-depth interview covers everything from perfecting regional accents to finding a character's inner needs - all from one of the most respected performers of her generation. Black gave the world an array of unforgettable screen characters and worked with such world-class directors as Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Altman, Bob Rafelson, Jack Clayton and John Schlesinger. Her many memorable feature films include "Five Easy Pieces," "Easy Rider," "Nashville," "The Great Gatsby," "Family Plot," "The Day of the Locust," "Portnoy's Complaint," "Airport '75" and "Come Back to the 5 and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean." BONUS FEATURE: Film critic Ben Mankiewicz (known for his cinematic commentary on Turner Classic Movies) and filmmaker Russell Brown reflect on Black's noteworthy career, her legacy and her contribution to a profoundly significant era in American cinema.