Movie Night: Portrait of Jason
Co-sponsored with NOAGE (New Orleans Advocates for GLBT Elders).
Note: Admission is Free, but RSVP is required. To RSVP, click on the image above, or HERE.
"PORTRAIT OF JASON is a film in which Jason Holliday is given the entire screen for an hour and 45 minutes, during which time he makes probably as candid a self-revelation as has been known in the history of motion pictures or literature. And yet, how much is true and how much is a performance? Daring, provocative, ground-breaking and truly gripping, PORTRAIT OF JASON was one of the first LGBT films to be taken seriously by the general audiences. It remains one of the most remarkable films of American independent filmmaking."
Please arrive at least 15 minutes before showtime.
In 2015, the United States Library of Congress selected Portrait of Jason for preservation in the National Film Registry.
"An all-night monologue breaking the barrier between private humor and public discourse." - Allen Ginsberg
"Says more about race, class, and sexuality than just about any movie before or since." - Melissa Anderson (Village Voice)
"The most extraordinary film I've seen in my life is certainly 'Portrait of Jason.' It is absolutely fascinating.” - Ingmar Bergman