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BY Advocate.com Editors
May 17 2013 11:46 AM ET
7. FILM: Portrait of Jason
Shirley Clarke’s 1967 documentary Portrait of Jason is being rereleased for a limited run at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles beginning today. The premiere is part of Milestone Films’ ongoing “Project Shirley,” an effort to restore and release the movies of the American independent cinema pioneer. Filmed in the heat of the civil rights movement and before the Stonewall uprising, the official synopsis describes the film:
“On the night of December 2, 1966, Clarke and a tiny crew convened in her apartment at the Hotel Chelsea to make a film. There, for twelve straight hours they filmed the one-and-only Jason Holliday as he spun tales, sang, donned costumes and reminisced about good times and bad behavior as a gay hustler, sometime houseboy and aspiring cabaret performer. The result is a mesmerizing portrait of a remarkable, charming and tortured man, who is by turns hilarious and heartbreaking.”
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