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Portrait of Jason

Film/Video

Jason Holliday

Jason Holliday

Image courtesy of Milestone Films

Jason Holliday

Jason Holliday

Image courtesy of Milestone Films

Jason Holliday

Jason Holliday

Image courtesy of Milestone Films

Shirley Clarke

Shirley Clarke

Image courtesy of Milestone Films

PORTRAIT OF JASON - The Official IFC Trailer
Portrait of Jason

(Shirley Clarke, 1967)

Classics

Many classic films are just as powerful today as when they were first released. We add such films from many genres to our schedule throughout the season. Many are shown on the occasion of their rereleases, in fresh, new or restored prints.

Thu, Sep 5, 2013 7 PM
Fri, Sep 6, 2013 7 PM
Sun, Sep 15, 2013 1 PM

“The most extraordinary film I’ve seen in my life.”—Ingmar Bergman

The painstakingly restored Portrait of Jason might be this year’s most essential rerelease. The great independent filmmaking pioneer Shirley Clarke went to New York City’s historic Hotel Chelsea to film the self-described gay hustler Jason Holliday as he unraveled stories, sang, donned costumes, and reminisced about good times and bad behavior. The resulting film is a mesmerizing portrait of a remarkable, charming, and tortured man and a potent reminder of the lives of gay black men in the midst of the civil rights movement and before the Stonewall uprising. (105 mins., 35mm)

Man with a Movie Camera

Be here Monday, September 14 as Alloy Orchestra takes the stage in our Film/Video Theater to accompany a restoration of Dziga Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera.

Clark

Join us Thursday, September 10 for a Next@Wex double bill featuring Tyondai Braxton and Clark, two innovators in the experimental electronica scene.