Portrait of Jason
Shirley Clarke’s intimate documentary portrait of the charismatic hustler and performer Jason Holliday.
Dir Shirley Clarke
Clarke’s best-known work is a portrait of African-American gay hustler and performer Jason Holliday. Shot for 12 straight hours one evening a few years before Stonewall, this pivotal documentary sees Holliday share his life story, from light anecdotes and performance acts to painful observations, with Clarke and collaborator Carl Lee’s presence off-screen. It’s a complex and groundbreaking piece of cinema history.