Portrait of Jason poster. Click above for higher resolution poster. “For years I'd felt like an outsider, so I identified with the problems of minority groups. I thought it was more important to be some kind of goddamned junkie who felt alienated rather than to say I am an alienated woman who doesn't feel part of the world and. Watch trailers, read customer and critic reviews, and buy Portrait of Jason directed by Shirley Clarke for $ Shirley Clarke. View More In Classics. Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download this movie. Fresh: [Portrait of Jason] says more about race, class, and sexuality than just about any movie before or since. There's no biography of Clarke (there ought to be one), and the most substantial text I've read about her, and, for that matter, about Holliday is Milestone Films's ample and lovingly assembled press kit (it can be downloaded here). Clarke ( )—born Shirley Brimberg to a prosperous New York family (her sister was the.
On the night of December 2, , Clarke and a tiny crew convened in her apartment at the Hotel Chelsea to make a film. There, for twelve straight hours they filmed the one-and-only Jason Holliday as he spun tales, sang, donned costumes and reminisced about good times and bad behavior as a gay hustler, sometime. "What I really want to do is what I am doing now: perform," says Jason Holliday in "his" portrait. Jason – black, gay and a self-declared hustler – directs himself, follows directions, narrates, invents, confesses, makes claims and ultimately challenges the camera, the film team composed of Shirley Clarke and Carl Lee ( with. 7 Jul “I started out that evening with hatred, and there was part of me that was out to do him in, get back at him, kill him,” Shirley Clarke said in In , when Clarke's documentary Portrait of Jason hit the theaters, it was undoubtedly a shock. While gay films of the exuberantly campy, fantastical variety had.
17 Mar Over twelve straight hours in Shirley Clarke's penthouse suite at the Chelsea Hotel in New York City, Clarke and her small crew trained a camera on Jason Holliday and waited for him to detonate. At the time of its release in , Clarke's experimental documentary Portrait of Jason screened for almost. 2 May In her classic '60s documentary, Shirley Clarke profiles a loquacious year-old gay hustler who dreams of having a nightclub act. Her subject could hardly be more complex — and in examining him, she raises important questions about the relationship between fact and fiction. 19 Jun Watch Movies and Indie Films Online. Stream right to your TV via Roku or Chromecast & many other devices like iPad, iPhone, Android, Kindle Fire. Start your free trial today.