Saturday, April 20 2013
The enduring unknown of Portrait of Jason is whether and how it's a portrait of a person or a hustler, an artist or a self, and whether it gives the lie to "intention" as a legible, assessable story.
Thursday, May 3 2012
The jazz band's performances are as simultaneously jaggedy and smooth as the junkies', punctuating their pontifications and also reframing the problem of honesty.
Thursday, January 29 2015
Portrait of Jason and Ornette: Made in America, two outstanding Shirley Clarke documentaries, represent unique takes on the black experience in America.