Film Screening: Portrait of Jason

Still from Portrait of Jason

  • Talks & Art Courses

13 January


Still from Portrait of Jason

Hugh Lane Gallery presents four programmes of films, of which this is the final one, to be screened in Gallery 18 to accompany the exhibition Andy Warhol Three Times Out. Summoning the spirit of Andy Warhol, each programme features artist-made films from the sixties till the present selected and introduced  by filmmaker Vivienne Dick with a Q & A session to follow.


Portrait of Jason (1967), (90 mins) directed by Shirley Clarke, is a cinema-verite style documentary about Jason Holliday (Aka Aaron Payne), a Black houseboy, raconteur and self-declared hustler. No other film at that time spoke so frankly about gay life, racism and drug use.

Introduction and post-screening Q & A with artist, Vivienne Dick.

Free, come on the day subject to availability. 

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