Thursday, April 23, 2009

Hi everybody! Just a quick update.
This year so far has been full of unexpected surprises. I started out late January working with one of my idols, director Alex Cox, on Repo Chick, a follow up of sorts to his Repo Man. Repo Chick was produced by another one of my idols, David Lynch.
I then had a great time as the special guest of the Macon Film Festival in Georgia; they threw a mini Karen Black film festival, screening the upcoming Blue Tooth Virgin, Firecracker, which came out last year, then Airport 75, Easy Rider and Come back to the Five & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean. It was a great joy, and I experienced first hand what Southern hospitality is all about.
Right after that I did a pilot for HBO and, the website started by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Chris Henchy and Judd Apatow. The show, Magic Balloon, written and directed by Jonathan Krisel, is about a couple played by Bud Cort and myself, who produce really strange corporate videos. I can't wait for you to see it.
The very next day, I jumped into a shoot at the Hammer Museum. Aïda Ruilova is a sweet intense artist, and she paired me with artist Raymond Pettibon for two days as we shot several scenes for her video installation. I think it's going to be a beautiful piece; expect an opening of the exhibit at the Hammer in Los Angeles later on this year.
While in Macon for the film festival last month, Steve Balderson was there for the Firecracker screening. He fell in love with the town, and they with him, and now he is shooting his next movie there. So here I am off this week to shoot my second film with Steve in Macon! I'll be back first week in May.

That's it for now, hope to talk to you all soon!


Bruce Bellingham said...

Karen, you are swell, I send all good wishes to you on a fair, breezy Sunday in San Francisco.

Bruce B.

Halibert said...

Karen Black, you are one of the best actors of our time. That you are doing a one woman show suprises me. Why? You have done everything a female actor could do. Yet, you still have heart to give.

And that is your nature - to give.

My niece in London, and she hasn't asked me to ask you, is a struggling actor. If I give you her Facebook address would you send her. Just send her encouragement.

Thanks Karen.

Her name is Emma Hallinan, yes an Irish girl. I'm her uncle. You don't owe me a bean. Nor can I ask you as a friend. I simply ask.

Say hello to her. A few words. Like, "I'm Karen Black, good luck young lady"

Thanks Karen. Good luck with your one woman show. Record it because we live in the UK and you are too dangerous to put on the BBC.

"I only went out to get some gigarettes"

From afar, alway your soul mate.

John Cord

Halibert said...

Fair enough.

Anonymous said...

Dear Ms. Black, or Friends of,

I had the fortunate opportunity to hear Ms. Black sing a variation of the Song of Solomon in a film she did with Mr. Christopher Plummer in 1973; called "The PYX". = WONDERFUL!!! Is there any recording of this available anywhere? Name and/or Title of CD/Record or collection it may be on would be MOST appreciated. Hopefully I can find it on Ebay etc.

Very Respectfully,

John Sullivan