Portrait of Jason is the raw record of a confessional conversation with an African-American gay hustler recounting his life and times. A disturbing and fascinating document, it unflinchingly observes Jason 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. Available for the first time ever on DVD, Portrait of Jason is a counter-culture classic and a landmark in American independent cinema.
" The most fascinating film Ive ever seen" -- Ingmar Bergman
a pioneering study of the cinema verite movement
Its an intense, commanding film" -- Chicago Reader
"In part hilarious and in total compelling
.." -- London Film Festival, Paul Taylor