Portrait Of Jason

Director: Shirley Clarke

USA, 1967, 105 minutes, DCP

 

Program Notes

A marathon free-form interview between documentarian Clarke and gay African-American hustler and cabaret performer Jason Holliday overflows with humor, pain, and insight, in the process “[saying] more about race, class, and sexuality than just about any movie before or since” (Melissa Anderson, Village Voice). Ingmar Bergman called it “the most extraordinary film I’ve seen in my life.”