Gay Essential Review: Jason and Shirley at BFI Flare

On Saturday, December 3, 1966, filmmaker Shirley Clarke sat down to interview local hustler and aspiring cabaret performer Jason Holliday about his life. The interview, which took place in the living room of her apartment at the Chelsea Hotel in Manhattan, lasted an unimaginable twelve hours. The following year that marathon interview was edited down to an hour and forty-five minutes and released as the acclaimed groundbreaker Portrait of Jason.