Portrait of Jason
Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA
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Portrait of Jason
Jun 21 - Jun 27

(Shirley Clarke, 1967, USA, 35mm, 105 min)

New 35mm print!

Friday, Jun 21 at 07:00PM
Friday, Jun 21 at 09:00PM
Saturday, Jun 22 at 07:00PM
Saturday, Jun 22 at 09:00PM
Sunday, Jun 23 at 07:00PM
Sunday, Jun 23 at 09:00PM
Monday, Jun 24 at 09:00PM
Tuesday, Jun 25 at 07:00PM
Tuesday, Jun 25 at 09:00PM
Wednesday, Jun 26 at 07:00PM
Wednesday, Jun 26 at 09:00PM
Thursday, Jun 27 at 07:00PM
Thursday, Jun 27 at 09:00PM

Shirley Clarke's Portrait of Jason befriends one of the most unforgettable people you'll never meet. The year, 1967: an African-American gay man in a fitted blazer rehearses show tunes for an act he's never performed. Clarke builds a memorable cinematic portrait by focusing obsessively on Jason's dreams for himself (which he chatters about constantly, to anybody listening). Smoothly defying the constraints of genre and the impersonal perspective of classic documentary filmmaking, Portrait of Jason is a legendary character study that has transformed our understanding of self-perception for over 50 years.

"Says more about race, class, and sexuality than just about any movie before or since." Village Voice

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1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
United States


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