THE BEING EXPERIENCE – In Memory of Karen Black

Academy Award-nominated KAREN BLACK

Academy Award-nominated actress KAREN BLACK talking about the unknown in THE BEING EXPERIENCE


On the 25th of each month, Elster’s The Being Experience feature a new and evocative, in-depth social experience featuring some of Hollywood’s most interesting actors and actresses. This month, in honor of the late actress Karen Black, filmmaker JENNIFER ELSTER‘s upcoming feature film A WALK IN THE WOODS WITH KAREN BLACK, is possibly one of the last interviews ever recorded of the beloved actress. Black (July 1, 1939 – August 8, 2013) known for her appearances in such films as Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, The Great Gatsby (1974), Rhinoceros, The Day of the Locust, Nashville, and Alfred Hitchcock’s final film, Family Plot & Trilogy of Terror films. On September 25th, check out the entire behind-the-scenes interview It’s Okay To Be Afraid on THE BEING EXPERIENCE channel.

Jennifer Elster was a close friend of Black:

“Karen was one of the most unique people I have ever met.  She was raw and alive and open and adventurous and unafraid to reveal.  She was compassionate and loving and so genuinely generous that it’d take you aback until you realized it was true.  She experienced joy.  She got life.  She got love.  She was curious.”

THE BEING EXPERIENCE is a multi-part film series that is a mystery to everyone, even its subjects. The film series embarks on a strange excursion through the woods and into the labyrinthine minds of the filmmaker and her subjects, where pathways always recede and nobody knows what’s going on. The Being Experience errs on the side of risk: delving into what is often unspoken and existing outside of the bounds of how we are expected to behave –a daring excursion that unabashedly dives into darkness along the way.

THE BEING EXPERIENCE also features Terrence Howard, Famke Janssen, Dave Matthews,Temple Grandin, Moby, Alan Cumming, Rufus Wainwright, Will Shortz, Paz de la Huerta, Questlove, Debra Winger, Jorgen Leth, Jennifer Elster, Rosie Perez and Original vocalizations by Yoko Ono.

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Art and supplementary materials courtesy ©2013 of Jennifer Elster and The Being Experience. All rights reserved.

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