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Shirley Clarke


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.

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