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Portrait of Jason by Shirley Clarke (US, 1967, 105 min., 35mm). In Portrait of Jason, Jason Holliday is given the entire screen for an hour and 45 minutes, during which he makes incredibly candid self-revelations. And yet, how much is true and how much is a performance? Shirley Clarke’s films explored the border between cinema verité and fiction—and Portrait of Jason may well be her masterpiece. Daring and provocative, ground-breaking and truly gripping, Portrait of Jason remains one of the most remarkable films of American independent filmmaking.