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Shirley Clarke

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Saturday, April 20 2013

'Portrait of Jason': Performance, Expression, and Art

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 Connection': Shirley Clarke's Brilliant Breakdown of Vérité

The jazz band's performances are as simultaneously jaggedy and smooth as the junkies', punctuating their pontifications and also reframing the problem of honesty.


Blogs

Thursday, January 29 2015

Two Shirley Clarke Documentaries Get Long-Overdue Resurrections

Portrait of Jason and Ornette: Made in America, two outstanding Shirley Clarke documentaries, represent unique takes on the black experience in America.


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