PSA. presents Portrait of Jason
Director: Shirley Clarke
1967, USA, 105 mins., Digital Cinema, NR
PSA. kicks off it’s inaugural year of programming with Shirley Clarke’s Portrait of Jason. Screening will be preceded by Q&A with guest. TBA!
Admission is pay what you want at the door but $1 tickets can be bought online. This screening is supported in part by the City of Dallas Office of Culural Affairs 2020 ArtsActivate Funding.
More about the film:
On the night of December 2, 1966, 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 one-and-only Jason Holliday as he spun tales, sang, donned costumes and reminisced about good times and bad behavior 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.
More about PSA.
PSA (Pleasure Style Attitude) is a monthly queer film series programmed by Daniel Laabs & Tony Nguyen showcasing films that amplify underrepresented voices and cultivate discussions of queerness, politics, aesthetics, class and race. PSA, through curation, encourages heterogeneity, accessibility, multiplicity, and curiosity. We can be found through psafilm.com