On September 18, the Castro Theatre will present an evening double feature program celebrating the life and work of Academy Award nominee Karen Black (1939‒2013). Renowned impresario Marc Huestis will honor the memory of this legendary character actress best known for her offbeat roles with a special tribute reel and a double feature program featuring 35mm screenings of the iconic FIVE EASY PIECES and the rarely screened ‘70s horror classic BURNT OFFERINGS.
Directed by Bob Rafelson and beautifully written by Carole Eastman, FIVE EASY PIECES features the superb Jack Nicholson in his first major lead role as a promising pianist who has thrown it all away to work on an oil rig. Karen Black and Susan Anspach contribute brilliant characterizations as the ladies in his life. Black was nominated for best supporting actress Oscar nomination for her memorable and gut-wrenching performance as the clingy, vulnerable waitress who desperately needs to be loved.
FIVE EASY PIECES will be screened as a double feature with the underrated 1970s chiller BURNT OFFERINGS which stars Oliver Reed, Karen Black and Bette Davis in this gripping story of an innocent family unit breaking down as it is preyed upon by an unseen evil. The film, director Dan Curtis and Black all won Saturn Awards, and was shot on location at the famed Dunsmuir Estate in Oakland. The feature will be preceded by the 1975 Trilogy of Terror segment “Amelia.”
Wednesday, September 18
KAREN BLACK TRIBUTE DOUBLE FEATURE
FIVE EASY PIECES
7:00, 1970 | 98 min | 35mm
With Special Introduction and Loving Remembrance by Marc Huestis
+ BURNT OFFERINGS
9:10, 1976 | 116 min | 35mm
Preceded by the Trilogy of Terror segment “Amelia”
1975 | approx. 26 min | Digital
The Castro's Mighty Wurlitzer Organ is played before the 7:00 show.
Advance tickets are available via TicketWeb. Day of show tickets are available at the Castro box office,
For further information, please visit www.castrotheatre.com.