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Portrait of Jason

Title
Portrait of Jason [videorecording] / directed by Shirley Clarke.
Publication
[Harrington Park, N.J.] : Milestone Film & Video ; [New York, N.Y.] : Exclusively distributed by Oscilloscope, [2014], c1967.

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Additional Authors
  • Clarke, Shirley, 1919-1997
  • Sopanen, Jeri
  • Holliday, Jason, 1924-1998
  • Milestone Film & Video.
  • Oscilloscope Laboratories (Firm)
Description
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sd., b&w; 4 3/4 in.
Summary
This portrait of Jason Holliday, a black gay prostitute who dreams of a career as a nightclub performer, is drawn from twelve consecutive hours of filming in a New York City apartment. The documentary presents a view of what it was like to be coloured and gay in 1960's America.
Series Statement
  • Milestone Cinematheque
  • Project Shirley ; volume 2
Uniform Title
  • Milestone cinematheque.
  • Project Shirley ; v. 2.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Experimental films.
  • Biographical films.
  • Documentary films.
  • Nonfiction films.
  • Feature films.
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Note
  • Originally released in 1967; re-released in 2013; re-released with additional features in 2014.
  • "Restoration by the Academy Film Archive, Milestone Films and Modern Videofilm"--Container.
  • Special features: The lost confrontation (7 min.); Where's Shirley? (25 min.); Jason in color! (3 min.); Portrait of Jason trailer (2 min.); Jason, before and after (2 min.); Butterfly (1967, 4 min.); Shirley Clarke in underground New York (1967, 10 min.); Jason unleashed (audio outtakes) (35 min.); Pacifica Radio interview with Shirley Clarke [audio only] (1967, 53 min.); Jason Holliday comedy album [audio only] (1967, 54 min.; courtesy of Regina Longo).
Credits (note)
  • Cinematographer, Jeri Sopanen ; editor, Shirley Clarke ; a Milestone Film release.
System Details (note)
  • Blu-ray disc.
Language (note)
  • In English; closed-captioned in English.
Call Number
Sc BLURAY-5
ISBN
  • 9781933920641
  • 1933920645
LCCN
784148014159
OCLC
895197528
Title
Portrait of Jason [videorecording] / directed by Shirley Clarke.
Imprint
[Harrington Park, N.J.] : Milestone Film & Video ; [New York, N.Y.] : Exclusively distributed by Oscilloscope, [2014], c1967.
Country of Producing Entity
United States.
Type of Content
two-dimensional moving image
Type of Medium
video
Type of Carrier
videodisc
Digital File Characteristics
video file Blu Ray
Series
Milestone Cinematheque
Project Shirley ; volume 2
Milestone cinematheque.
Project Shirley ; v. 2.
System Details
Blu-ray disc.
Performer
Features Jason Holliday.
Credits
Cinematographer, Jeri Sopanen ; editor, Shirley Clarke ; a Milestone Film release.
Language
In English; closed-captioned in English.
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Added Author
Clarke, Shirley, 1919-1997, film director.
Sopanen, Jeri, cinematographer.
Holliday, Jason, 1924-1998, performer.
Holliday, Jason, 1924-1998, interviewee.
Milestone Film & Video.
Oscilloscope Laboratories (Firm)
Other Standard Identifier
784148014159
Publisher No.
MileBD00141 Milestone Film & Video
Research Call Number
Sc BLURAY-5
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