Free Films for Members: Spotlight on Shirley Clarke

The fall installment in our members-only free streaming series features three programs by Shirley Clarke, one of American cinema’s true independents. 

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  • Ornette: Made in America

  • Portrait of Jason

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  • Ornette: Made in America

    • Saturday, November 28 All Day
    • Sunday, November 29 All Day
    Shirley Clarke
    United States, 1985

    Digital Restoration
    Free streaming presentation for BAMPFA members only! Password required.

    This portrait of jazz innovator Ornette Coleman features performances from 1968 to 1983, from Morocco to Berkeley, collaged with conversations and commentary. With Clarke’s short Bridges-Go-Round.

  • Portrait of Jason

    • Saturday, November 14 All Day
    • Sunday, November 15 All Day
    Shirley Clarke
    United States, 1967

    Digital Restoration
    Free streaming presentation for BAMPFA members only! Password required.

    Clarke’s portrait of an African American gay prostitute and aspiring nightclub performer is “an intense, commanding film” (Chicago Reader). With short Skyscraper

  • The Connection

    • Saturday, October 24 All Day
    • Sunday, October 25 All Day
    Shirley Clarke
    United States, 1961

    Digital Restoration
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    Greenwich Village junkies rap, jive, and blow cool jazz while waiting for a fix in this indie cinema classic. With Clarke’s Oscar-winning documentary Robert Frost: A Lover’s Quarrel with the World.