PORTRAIT OF JASON
Directed by Shirley Clarke.
Starring Jason Holliday, Shirley Clarke, and Carl Lee.
1967 | 105 min. | B&W
Saturday, August 10th and Sunday, August 11th
Doors @ 5:30 pm | Film @ 6:00 pm
Polari is proud to co-sponsor two screenings of the revolutionary gay documentary A PORTRAIT OF JASON on August 10th and 11th at the Paramount. Directed by Shirley Clarke, A PORTRAIT OF JASON chronicles the life of the flamboyant Jason Holliday as he reminisces about “bad behavior” as a self-described gay hustler, sometime houseboy and aspiring cabaret performer. A mesmerizing portrait of a charming and tortured man that is equal parts hilarious and heartbreaking, A PORTRAIT OF JASON is now considered one of the essential classics of gay cinema.
Following an intensive restoration effort that received over $26,000 from a Kickstarter campaign, Milestone Films has just rereleased the film’s long-lost, original 35mm print, which will be screened theatrically in Austin for the first time!
Join us for the documentary that renowned Swedish auteur Ingmar Bergman called “the most extraordinary film I’ve seen in my life.”
Purchase tickets here.
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