Portrait of Jason

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Ingmar Bergman called it “the most extraordinary movie I’ve seen in my life”. According to John Cassavettes, ”Shirley Clarke is a goddamn genius”. But according to Jason Holliday, in “his” portrait - “What I really want to do is what I am doing now: perform.” 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, Carl Lee and us, the viewers, as far as our notions of identity and truth are concerned. Reviews of the film continually point out that it cannot be categorised, not as documentary or phantasmagory, as audition reel or feature length interview. PORTRAIT OF JASON is all of those things at once and yet something else too: an extravagant dialogue with a camera and an audience. – IFC Center


The Roxie
3117 16th Street
San Francisco, CA
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  1. The Roxie
    3117 16th Street, San Francisco, CA