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Portrait of Jason

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24 Sep 2019 7:30pm

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The Reliance

76 - 78 North Street, Leeds, LS2 7PN

On the night of December 2, 1966, Shirley Clarke and a tiny crew convened in her apartment at the Hotel Chelsea to make a film. There, for twelve straight hours they filmed the inimitable Jason Holliday as he spun tales, sang, donned costumes and reminisced about his experiences as a gay hustler, sometime houseboy and aspiring cabaret performer. The result is a mesmerizing portrait of a remarkable, charming and tortured man, who is by turns hilarious and heartbreaking. Part cinema verité and part fiction it remains one of the most remarkable films of American independent filmmaking.

Part of Agnes & Shirley, a She’s A Rebel mini-season looking at the work of Agnes Varda and her self-described ‘double’ Shirley Clarke.

Shirley Clarke | 1967 | US | 105 mins

This event is part of Scalarama 2019 - a DIY celebration of cinema, for everyone, by everyone, everywhere, taking place annually throughout September. It aims to unite all those with a passion for film, champion communal film watching, and empower people to screen the films they want to see in their communities.

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