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Ashley Clark

Ashley Clark is a freelance film journalist and film programmer from London, based in New York. He is a recurring guest critic on the BBC’s Film show, writes for The Guardian, Sight & Sound, Film Comment, Village Voice, and VICE, among others; and his book Facing Blackness: Media and Minstrelsy in Spike Lee’s Bamboozled (The Critical Press) is out now. Film series curated by Ashley include Inside Afrofuturism (BFI Southbank, Nov/Dec 2014), Space Is the Place: Afrofuturism on Film (BAMcinématek, Apr 2015), and Behind the Mask: Bamboozled in Focus (BAMcinématek, Oct/Nov 2015).

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  • 10 great black British films

    With Destiny Ekaragha’s new comedy Gone Too Far! now only the fourth British film directed by a black woman to be released in cinemas in the UK, it felt the right time to ask: what are some of the best films about black British experience? 

    Thursday, October 9, 2014

    Lists

  • The art of reckoning: Alex Gibney on Finding Fela

    The director of a new documentary about Nigerian musical and political radical Fela Kuti talks about people and power with Ashley Clark.

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014

    Interviews

  • Jim Jarmusch: five essential films

    A handful of the very best films from the pioneering American indie filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, now into the fourth decade of his career.

    Monday, September 8, 2014

    Lists

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    Film of the week: Lilting

    Ashley Clark admires a tender, potent study of loss and loneliness in fly-by-night London.

    Friday, August 8, 2014

    Reviews and recommendations

  • From the Magazine

    Film of the week: Boyhood

    Twelve years go by in Richard Linklater’s ‘indie epic’, a simple, magical study of the subtle turns of life, says Ashley Clark.

    Friday, July 11, 2014

    Reviews and recommendations

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    Film of the week: Fruitvale Station

    Ashley Clark admires writer-director Ryan Coogler’s calmy compassionate reconstruction of a day in the life and death of Oscar Grant, a black urban everyman and victim of police racism.

    Friday, June 6, 2014

    Reviews and recommendations

  • 10 great concert films

    With a new behind-the-scenes documentary of Pulp’s farewell gig raising the curtain on this year’s Sheffield/Doc Fest, we go backstage in the annals of film history to select 10 of the best concert movies.

    Thursday, June 5, 2014

    Lists

  • 10 great films about brothers

    Fraternal frictions, jealousy and brotherly love run high in our list of 10 classic brother movies.

    Thursday, April 10, 2014

    Lists

  • A short history of black US indie cinema

    From silent pioneer Oscar Micheaux via blaxploitation and Spike Lee to little-known gems like Sidewalk Stories, we chronicle the rise of the black American indie film in five chapters.

    Friday, March 14, 2014

    Features

  • Steve McQueen: making history

    Steve McQueen is the first ever black producer to win the Oscar for best picture. But the awards still have a long way to go in the diversity stakes.

    Wednesday, March 5, 2014

    Features

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