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Portrait of Jason

  • Runtime: 1 hr. 45 min.
  • Genres: Biography, Culture & Society, Gender Issues, Race & Ethnicity, Sociology
  • Director:Shirley Clarke


Portrait of Jason is a disturbing but fascinating 90-minute exercise in the Avant Garde (earlier prints ran 105 minutes). Experimental filmmaker Shirley Clarke, produced, edited, directed and provided voiceover for this landmark film. Essentially, the picture consists of an interview with "Jason," a young black homosexual and male prostitute. Despite her kaleidoscope style, Clarke takes great pains not to editorialize: Jason is Jason, like...more

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87 out of 100 Metascore®

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