Portrait of Jason

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Portrait of Jason

  1. Friday, March 22, 2013 6:30 p.m.
Still image from the film Portrait of Jason
Shirley Clarke’s fascinating character study of self-proclaimed hustler Jason Holliday, evades easy categorization. On the surface, it is a series of 16mm film reels in which the title character provides a vivid verbal account of his life. It is, however, neither straightforward cinema vérité nor traditional documentary. Instead, it lies between a subtle interview, a brilliant monologue, and record of performance that deals head-on with issues of documentary construction. Recently restored by Milestone Films, Portrait of Jason deserves to become a canonical film alongside the work of other luminaries like Andy Warhol and Jonas Mekas. (HD Cam. 105 min. Not rated.)


Dennis Doros of Milestone Films is scheduled to be present.