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Portrait of Jason
Portrait of Jason
1967 United States 105 min N-13
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On the night of December 2, 1966, Shirley Clarke and a tiny crew convened in her apartment at the Hotel Chelsea to make a film. 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 behaviour as a gay hustler and aspiring cabaret performer. The result is a mesmerizing portrait of a remarkable, charming, and tortured man who is by turns hilarious and heartbreaking.

"'Portrait of Jason' is a ground-breaking and confrontational early example of cinéma verité, where cinema-as-truth is upended by its own subject: a flamboyant, larger-than-life character whose joie de vivre bears the complexities of living as a gay black man in the America of the 1960s. With each passing minute, the cinematic allure of Jason Holliday is uncomfortably peeled away, raising questions of the performativity of race, gender, social status and ultimately, the power relations at work in the truth-fiction dialectic of cinema." (Andrei Tănăsescu)
Filmography
1985 – Ornette: pagaminta Amerikoje / Ornette: Made in America
1984 – Ornette Coleman: kompiuterinis džiazo žaidimas (trumpametražis) / Ornette Coleman: A Jazz Video Game (short)
1983 – Dėžė (trumpametražis) / The Box
1982 – Pasirodymas (trumpametražis) / Performance (short)
1982 – Liežuviai (trumpametražis) / Tongues (short)
1981 – Žiauri / meilė (trumpametražis) / Savage/Love (short)
1980 – Vaizdo dienoraštis (trumpametražis) / A Visual Diary (short)
1978 – Pradžia (trumpametražis) / Initiation (short)
1978 – Mįslingumas (trumpametražis) / Mysterium (short)
1978 – Vienas, du, trys (trumpametražis) / One-2-3 (short)
1978 – Trans (trumpametražis) / Trans (short)
1977 – 24 kadrai per sekundę / 24 Frames Per Second (short)
1967 – Už gyvybę, prieš karą / For Life, Against the War
1967 - Jason Holliday portretas / Portrait of Jason
1963 – Robert Frost: įsimylėjėlių ginčas su pasauliu (trumpametražis) / Robert Frost: A Lover's Quarrel with the World (short)
1963 – Kietasis pasaulis / The Cool World
1961 – Ryšys / The Connection
1960 – Gąsdinantis metas (trumpametražis) / Scary Time (short)
1960 – Dangoraižis (trumpametražis) / Skyscraper (short)
1958 – Šokantys tiltai (trumpametražis) / Bridges-Go-Round (short)
1957 – Briuselio kilpa (trumpametražis) / Brussels Loops (short)
1957 – Gestai (trumpametražis) / Gestures (short)
1957 – Pasaulio virtuvė (trumpametražis) / World Kitchen (short)
1956 – Akimirka įsimylėjus (trumpametražis) / A Moment in Love (short)
1956 – Rose ir muzikantai (trumpametražis) / The Rose and the Players (short)
1955 – Korida (trumpametražis) / Bullfight (short)
1955 – Decroux (trumpametražis) / Decroux (short)
1954 – Paryžiaus parkuose (trumpametražis) / In Paris Parks (short)
1953 – Šokis saulėje (trumpametražis) / Dance in the Sun (short)
1953 – Šokio bandymai (trumpametražis) / Dance Tests (short)
1953 – Baimės skrydis (trumpametražis) / Fear Flight (short)
1952 – Jelly Roll Morton (trumpametražis) / Jelly Roll Morton (short)

8.4
Total votes: 10
Director(s) - Shirley Clarke
Screenwriter(s) -
Actors - Jason Holliday
Producer(s) - Shirley Clarke
Cinematographer - Jeri Sopanen
Editor(s) - Shirley Clarke
Sound - Francis Daniel
Composer(s) -
Sales agent - Milestone Film & Video
Distributor -
Production company -
Translation - Andrius Jevsejevas
Dialogues - English
Subtitles - Lithuanian
Filmography
1985 – Ornette: pagaminta Amerikoje / Ornette: Made in America
1984 – Ornette Coleman: kompiuterinis džiazo žaidimas (trumpametražis) / Ornette Coleman: A Jazz Video Game (short)
1983 – Dėžė (trumpametražis) / The Box
1982 – Pasirodymas (trumpametražis) / Performance (short)
1982 – Liežuviai (trumpametražis) / Tongues (short)
1981 – Žiauri / meilė (trumpametražis) / Savage/Love (short)
1980 – Vaizdo dienoraštis (trumpametražis) / A Visual Diary (short)
1978 – Pradžia (trumpametražis) / Initiation (short)
1978 – Mįslingumas (trumpametražis) / Mysterium (short)
1978 – Vienas, du, trys (trumpametražis) / One-2-3 (short)
1978 – Trans (trumpametražis) / Trans (short)
1977 – 24 kadrai per sekundę / 24 Frames Per Second (short)
1967 – Už gyvybę, prieš karą / For Life, Against the War
1967 - Jason Holliday portretas / Portrait of Jason
1963 – Robert Frost: įsimylėjėlių ginčas su pasauliu (trumpametražis) / Robert Frost: A Lover's Quarrel with the World (short)
1963 – Kietasis pasaulis / The Cool World
1961 – Ryšys / The Connection
1960 – Gąsdinantis metas (trumpametražis) / Scary Time (short)
1960 – Dangoraižis (trumpametražis) / Skyscraper (short)
1958 – Šokantys tiltai (trumpametražis) / Bridges-Go-Round (short)
1957 – Briuselio kilpa (trumpametražis) / Brussels Loops (short)
1957 – Gestai (trumpametražis) / Gestures (short)
1957 – Pasaulio virtuvė (trumpametražis) / World Kitchen (short)
1956 – Akimirka įsimylėjus (trumpametražis) / A Moment in Love (short)
1956 – Rose ir muzikantai (trumpametražis) / The Rose and the Players (short)
1955 – Korida (trumpametražis) / Bullfight (short)
1955 – Decroux (trumpametražis) / Decroux (short)
1954 – Paryžiaus parkuose (trumpametražis) / In Paris Parks (short)
1953 – Šokis saulėje (trumpametražis) / Dance in the Sun (short)
1953 – Šokio bandymai (trumpametražis) / Dance Tests (short)
1953 – Baimės skrydis (trumpametražis) / Fear Flight (short)
1952 – Jelly Roll Morton (trumpametražis) / Jelly Roll Morton (short)

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