Film and Media Screening Series: Jason and Shirley with Stephen Winter
February 28 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Once upon a time in the Chelsea Hotel… Jason and Shirley reimagines the electrifying, take-no-prisoners 1966 power struggle between Jason Holliday, a locally known, black, gay, middle-aged hustler, and Shirley Clarke, a Jewish, female, Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker, that took place over a 12-hour marathon filming session that gave rise to Clarke’s iconic 1967 documentary Portrait of Jason. Jason and Shirley‘s world premiere was at the 2015 BAM CinemaFest and its theatrical premiere was at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Director Stephen Winter will be at the screening and answer questions afterward.
The Film and Media Screening Series is supported by the Diversity Council, the Student-Faculty Corporation, the School of Liberal Arts, the Department of Film, Media and Performing Arts, and the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures.
All screenings are free and open to the public.