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Portrait of Jason (Blu-ray)

Directed by : Shirley Clarke
Available Date : 08/01/2021
Release Year : 1967
Running Time : 105
UPC : 784148014159
Country : U.S.
Language: English
Subject : LGBTQ
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On December 2, 1966, director Shirley Clarke and a miniscule film crew gathered in her apartment at the Hotel Chelsea. Bestowed for twelve hours with the one-and-only Jason Holliday, Clarke confronted the iconic performer about his good times and bad behavior as a gay hustler, on-and-off houseboy and aspiring cabaret performer. As the cameras rolled and Holliday spun tales, sang songs and donned costumes through the night, a mesmerizing portrait formed of a remarkable man. Ingmar Bergman called it “the most extraordinary film I’ve seen in my life,” but audiences may know it better as PORTRAIT OF JASON, a funny, stinging and painful meditation on pride and prejudice through the eyes of a legendary figure.

Product Extras :

BONUS FEATURES: THE LOST CONFRONTATION extended clip; JASON: BEFORE AND AFTER documentary; Audio outtakes; Clip from UNDERGROUND NEW YORK (1967); BUTTERFLY short film by Wendy Clarke; Interview with director Shirley Clarke; THE JASON HOLLIDAY COMEDY ALBUM (1967); WHERE’S SHIRLEY? short documentary; Behind-the-scenes footage; Theatrical trailer.

Publish Date : 2021-08-01
  • Shirley Clarke - Director
  • Jason Holliday - Himself
  • Shirley Clarke - Herself

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