Blu-rays going out today!
The president of Milestone (that would be Amy) spent the entire evening labeling and stuffing padded envelopes to get the Blu-ray copies of JASON out to you funders.... Read more
Portrait of Jason update with gift information!
Dear friend of Jason,
We have the DVDs and Blu-rays of PORTRAIT OF JASON in our office and we're getting ready to send them out.
For those who pledged $75,... Read more
PORTRAIT OF JASON on BluRay and DVD coming soon!
Dear friends of Jason,
We are getting very close to the releasing of PORTRAIT OF JASON. Here is the first glimpse of the DVD cover that the wonderful Adrian Rothschild... Read more
Proofing PORTRAIT OF JASON on BluRay and DVD
I am running off to the Il Cinema Ritrovato tonight to present another UCLA/Milestone restoration, IN THE LAND OF THE HEAD HUNTERS, but before I go, I am... Read more
PORTRAIT OF JASON DVD/Blu-Ray update
Dear Kickstarter/Jason friends,
We have good news! We have finished post-production of all the PORTRAIT OF JASON bonus features and they've gone along with the feature to the authoring/compression lab,... Read more
Mia culpa! A new report on Portrait of Jason...
Dear friends of Portrait of Jason,
A kind backer pointed out that they haven't heard from us in a while and so, my apologies that we haven't written an update... Read more
A wonderful little connection to the past...
"When I was still a young girl, I had about twenty Felix the Cat toys, from tiny wooden ones to large stuffed Felixes that my parents brought back from France.... Read more
NPR's All Things Considered kicks in about Jason!
National Public Radio
A Revealing '60s 'Portrait,' Opening Eyes In Theaters Again
By HOWIE MOVSHOVITZ
He's got a round, affable face and large, black, hipster glasses. He's smartly dressed... Read more
The posters are on their way!
We just wanted to you to know that we are busily packing up and sending out PORTRAIT OF JASON posters to all of you who pledged $25 or more.... Read more
John Powers on JASON on NPR's Fresh Air!
The NPR bandwagon for PORTRAIT OF JASON keeps on rolling—this time with an astonishingly smart and canny review by film critic John Powers on Terry Gross's wonderful FRESH AIR! This... Read more
THE NEW YORKER’s Richard Brody posts another online appreciation... and it is absolutely beautiful!
APRIL 19, 2013
“PORTRAIT OF JASON” AND THE LIFE OF MOVIES
POSTED BY RICHARD BRODY
The cinema is the great compensatory art, the one that natural-born artists who lack... Read more
Even more great NPR coverage for the NYC opening of PORTRAIT OF JASON!
On today’s “Tell Me More” show, host Michel Martin interviews Milestone’s own Dennis Doros and our friend, filmmaker Bob Fiore who was Shirley Clarke’s assistant on PORTRAIT OF JASON! Fourteen... Read more
WNYC’s Sara Fishko adds Shirley to her “File!”
New York’s WNYC has so much great local programming on the arts, and one of the best features is Sara Fishko’s “Fishko File.” Here is Fishko’s lovely piece on Shirley... Read more
Article in this Sunday's New York Times!
NEW YORK TIMES
April 12, 2013One Man, Saved From Invisibility
During Shirley Clarke’s mesmerizing 1967 nonfiction... Read more
Crowd reaction to the Harlem screening of PORTRAIT OF JASON
Thanks to the ImageNation team for this wonderful video of the audience response to a screening for community leaders at Raw Space in Harlem on April 2!
Great video from a community
To our Kickstarter supporters: this video pretty much sums up why we do what we do. A restored film more than 45 years old still has the power to move... Read more
Will the real Portrait of Jason trailer please stand up?
Dear Kickstarter friends,
Last night I posted the wrong link to the new Portrait of Jason trailer! That was a previous link to a couple of clips from the film.... Read more
Portrait of Jason trailer
We're very proud to present our new trailer for PORTRAIT OF JASON!
It was created by our very talented colleague Adrian Rothschild and there's one for general release as... Read more
Heading to Berlin!
Thanks to all of you, we’re only a few days away from the world premiere of the restored PORTRAIT OF JASON! In preparation for the screenings at the Berlin... Read more
After a gala night, a treasured award!
Folks, you should have been there... and in a sense you all were!
Last night the New York Film Critics Circle held its annual awards ceremony and it was a... Read more
Project Shirley's Win in the National Society of Film Critics Awards!
January 5, 2013
NATIONAL SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS VOTES FORTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL AWARDS
• To Laurence Kardish, Senior Film Curator at MoMA, for his extraordinary 44 years of service,... Read more
The thank-you notes are going out tomorrow!
All 207 handwritten (and heart-felt) will be at the post office first thing Tuesday morning January 2, 2012!
Best wishes from Milestone Films
This lovely card was created by our wonderful friend and colleague, Adrian Rothschild.
Two Amazing Blog Posts by Two Long-time Friends (of Milestone and of cinema)!
Well, we approach the last day of this campaign with gratitude for all our friends and donors and for all the journalists and bloggers who wrote about our efforts. Here... Read more
Thank you all!
Well folks, YOU DID IT!
As of this afternoon, the Kickstarter campaign for the restoration of PORTRAIT OF JASON is funded. We can't possibly express how grateful we are... Read more
Restored clip of Jason Holliday on being a houseboy
For some reason these clips were switched... and this is Jason on the perils of domesticity.
A great new article on Portrait of Jason restoration on "The Moveable Fest"
Kickstart This! A True Milestone in Crowdsourcing, The Restoration of Shirley Clarke's "Portrait of Jason"
At first glance, the restoration of "Portrait of Jason" might not seem like the usual... Read more
New York Film Critics Circle Award to Milestone!
Today (December 3, 2012) the New York Film Critics Circle voted a special award to Milestone Films for our "current project to preserve the work of pioneering indie filmmaker Shirley... Read more
Celebrating reaching the $20,000 mark with... another astonishing clip from the restoration!
Was there ever a film subject as mendacious, charming and heartbreaking as Jason Holliday? Watch this clip on the perils and pleasures of being a houseboy and decide for yourself... ... Read more
IndieWire on Dennis, Amy ... and Jason!
Hi friends! There's now a third article in today’s IndieWire about Milestone, Dennis, Amy and the journey to restore PORTRAIT OF JASON! We hope you enjoy it. One small correction in... Read more
Where's Shirley? The Lecture...
For the past year, Milestone has been touring the world with a PowerPoint lecture on the search for PORTRAIT OF JASON. It was a mystery story in search... Read more
Artforum's Amy Taubin on Portrait of Jason and this Kickstarter Campaign!
National Holliday11.12.12 Shirley Clarke, Portrait of Jason, 1967, 35 mm, black-and-white, 105 minutes. Comparison of previous version and 2012 Milestone restoration (courtesy Milestone Film & Video).
ABOUT SHIRLEY CLARKE’S Portrait... Read more
Portrait of Jason - a “Before and After” sneak peak at the restoration!
Here's a quick low-resolution “Before and After” comparison of the previous restoration of PORTRAIT OF JASON and the 2012 Academy Film Archive/Milestone restoration now in the works. The Academy/Milestone version... Read more
Update for October 25, 2012
Today, we got the first raw 2K digital scans (downconverted to quicktime files) of PORTRAIT OF JASONback from the lab. Thank you Joe Lindner,... Read more
Milestone's first milestone: We just broke $5,000!
Thank you all for your support for our efforts to restore Shirley Clarke's wonderful PORTRAIT OF JASON! It has been less than a week and we are already 20% funded.... Read more