• 1 hr 45 min
  • Documentary
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Portrait of Jason Synopsis
Filmmaker Shirley Clarke interviews a male hustler full of stories, in the cinema-verite style.

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Village Voice

By Ernest Hardy
The roles of affect and artifice in mediating the realities of racism, homophobia, and poverty are perhaps the true subjects of Shirley...
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88

Slant Magazine

By Joseph Jon Lanthier
The film is a conversation between two disadvantaged artists with indelible personalities, both of whom are unabashedly manipulating their...
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88

Boston Globe

By Mark Feeney
Artistically, though, you can’t help but trust him. Like any star turn, Holliday’s performance rings utterly true. It’s that indefinable...
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80

Time Out New York

By David Fear
You could spend a lifetime peeling the glass onion of Shirley Clarke’s merciless documentary, in which a born performer drops incinerating...
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