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Jason and Shirley (2015)

December 3, 1966, Oscar winning filmmaker Shirley Clarke invites Jason Holiday, a black gay hustler, drug addict and transient to her Chelsea Hotel penthouse in New York City to film him ... See full summary »

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Stephen Winter
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Credited cast:
Mike Bailey-Gates Mike Bailey-Gates ... Billy Boy
Gordon Beeferman Gordon Beeferman ... Jazz Man
Jordan Saunders Brooks Jordan Saunders Brooks ... Friendly Dude
Lee Ann Brown Lee Ann Brown ... Joy Poet
Craig Cady ... Deli Boy
Lucas Carey Lucas Carey ... Guitar Singer
Claire Christerson Claire Christerson ... Red Wig
Peter Cramer Peter Cramer ... Matron
Eamon Fahey Eamon Fahey ... Nico
Orran Farmer Orran Farmer ... Carl Lee
Brian Joseph Ferree Brian Joseph Ferree ... Stoned Joe
Devon Gallegos Devon Gallegos ... Easy Read
Sarah Golden Sarah Golden ... Vassar Girl
Nicholas Gorham ... Ommmmmm
Jack Jackson Jack Jackson ... Mtu Man
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December 3, 1966, Oscar winning filmmaker Shirley Clarke invites Jason Holiday, a black gay hustler, drug addict and transient to her Chelsea Hotel penthouse in New York City to film him for 12 hours nonstop telling stories from his turbulent life. This became 'Portrait of Jason,' a pioneering documentary hailed for its unflinching look at race and sexuality. Yet some accused Shirley Clarke of exploitation, as she and her partner Carl Lee, a brilliant African American actor and heroin user, hint as a love triangle between the three of them, as they goad Jason into a terrible on-screen nervous breakdown. We go behind the scenes of that day, and tell the story from Jason's intoxicated yet completely self-aware and surreal point of view.

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 2015 (USA) See more »

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1.37 : 1
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