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1 hr. 45 min.

Plot Summary
A black male prostitute and aspiring entertainer recounts his life story for filmmaker Shirley Clarke.


Director: Shirley Clarke

Genres: Documentary

Portrait of Jason (1967)

Release Date: October 2nd, 1967|1 hr. 45 min.

critic reviews (4)
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  • 88
    Mark Feeney Boston Globe

    Artistically, though, you can’t help but trust him. Like any star turn, Holliday’s performance rings utterly true. It’s that indefinable but unmistakable reality-beyond-reality called art. show more

  • 88
    Joseph Jon Lanthier Slant Magazine

    The film is a conversation between two disadvantaged artists with indelible personalities, both of whom are unabashedly manipulating their way into at least the esoteric side of the everlasting. show more

  • 80
    David Fear Time Out New York

    You could spend a lifetime peeling the glass onion of Shirley Clarke’s merciless documentary, in which a born performer drops incinerating truth bombs while putting the con in confessional moviemaking. show more

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