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April 2013

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Portrait of Jason | Shirley Clarke

April 19, 2013

Shirley Clarke’s 1967 documentary Portrait of Jason at first seems like a standard talking-heads documentary writ large, at least if one were to offer up a brief description of it: A man — the titular Jason Holliday — in a hotel room, recounts his sad life. That’s basically the movie, all 105 minutes of it, culled from 12 hours of footage all shot on the night of December 2, 1966.…

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