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Portrait of Jason – Glitch Film Festival

Centre for Contemporary Arts

25 March 2017 · 11:45am

Centre for Contemporary Arts 350 Sauchiehall Street Glasgow G2 3JD United Kingdom · Get directions

Organised by: Glitch Film Festival

Format: Digital

Portrait of Jason | Dir. Shirley Clarke | 105mins | USA | 1967

Condemned by some for an exploitative approach to it’s subject and defended as a masterpiece of cinema verite by others, this is a documentary filmed Jason Holliday – cabaret performer, black gay man, sometimes sex-worker, party-goer, philosopher and taker of drugs – over a 12 hour period. Alternately loquacious, witty, profound and sad Jason tells of his life as black gay man in 1960’s America – from orgies to being a houseboy.

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