Synopsis by Brendan Walsh
This 1986 video directed by Ken Harrison is part of PBS's American Masterworks series. The program presents a general overview of the life of 20th century American author Katherine Anne Porter, a complex and deeply psychological writer. It includes interviews with Porter contemporaries Robert Penn Warren and Eudora Welty, as well as with other friends and family members. Interwoven with these interviews are dramatizations of two of Porter's better-known short stories, The Grave and The Circus.