Portrait of Jason
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Oct 24, 2017 7:00–9:00pm
Oct 28, 2017 4:00–6:00pm
Organized by: Cimatheque
Venue: Cimatheque
Address: 19A ‘Adly Street Floor 5, Apt. 28, Downtown Cairo, Egypt
Admission: Ticket for 15 LE
Event Language: English with Arabic subtitles
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1373691159425745

Portrait of Jason
Shirley Clarke 
United States, 1967
English with Arabic subtitles - 105 min

Filmmaker Ingmar Bergman called Portrait of Jason “the most extraordinary film I've seen in my life,” and with good purpose. Portrait of Jason is a disturbing yet fascinating 90-minute exercise in the avant garde from noted experimental filmmaker Shirley Clarke, who produced, edited, directed, and provided voiceover for the landmark work

In essence, the film consists of an interview with “Jason,” a young black hustler, with whom Clarke is engaged with in an occasionally acrimonious dialogue. Many critics at the time expressed disgust or nausea over the film; arguably, Clarke may have been rather exploitive of her subject. Love it or hate it, Portrait of Jason remains a landmark work of experimental cinema

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Alll screenings begin 30 minutes after the announced time

Doors close 15 mins after the start of the screening

Tickets: 15LE

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Individual: 100LE
Student: 60LE