Shirley Clarke
Reviews // 2 Articles
Blogs // 2 Articles

'Portrait of Jason': Performance, Expression, and Art
20 Apr 2013 // 3:05 AM

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.

'The Connection': Shirley Clarke's Brilliant Breakdown of Vérité
4 May 2012 // 12:33 AM

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


'The Connection' Is Far Removed From the Cinema of Its Time
10 Apr 2015 // 7:00 AM

Milestone Cinematheque lives up to its name with a jaw-droppingly sharp restoration of Shirley Clarke's The Connection.

Two Shirley Clarke Documentaries Get Long-Overdue Resurrections
29 Jan 2015 // 7:29 AM

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

//Mixed media

Tricks or Treats? Ten Halloween Blu-rays That May Disrupt Your Life

// Short Ends and Leader

"The best of this stuff'll kill you.

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