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Film as a Battleground: Shirley Clarke’s Portrait of Jason

07.07.2009  |  By
Filed under: Field Notes

“I started out that evening with hatred, and there was part of me that was out to do him in, get back at him, kill him,” Shirley Clarke said in 1983.   In 1967, when Clarke’s documentary Portrait of Jason hit the theaters, it was undoubtedly a shock. While gay films of the exuberantly campy, fantastical variety had been bubbling... More