Portrait Of Jason

Portrait Of Jason

Synopsis

Portrait Of Jason is the raw record of a confessional conversation with gay African-American hustler Jason Holliday about his life and times. A disturbing and fascinating document, it unflinchingly observes Holliday conversing, performing, confessing, dissolving.
Shirley Clarke was a key figure in the American avant-garde and has been an influence on filmmakers and video artists over the last 40 years. Portrait Of Jason is a counter-culture classic and a landmark in American independent cinema.

Special Features

- Introduction to the film by artist Wendy Clarke, daughter of Shirley Clarke
- Wendy Clarke’s acclaimed video project Love Tapes, including Shirley Clarke’s personal Love Tape
- Booklet featuring a new essay on the film by Tony Rayns; and an essay by Tom Sutpen