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Ashley Clark

Ashley Clark is a freelance journalist, film programmer and public speaker. He writes about film for Sight & Sound,, Little White Lies, The Guardian and Grolsch Film Works, among others.

He is also the founder and editor of independent UK film blog Permanent Plastic Helmet, under which banner he has begun to curate and introduce a programme of events at London’s Clapham Picturehouse.

He tweets as @_Ash_Clark

Articles by Ashley Clark

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  • San Francisco 2013: Lost leaders

    This venerable festival paid tribute to bygone visionaries and the power of art, reports Ashley Clark.

    Friday, May 31, 2013


  • The digital deluge: Tribeca 2013

    Ashley Clark digs into post-Sandy transmedia, robot documentarists, Vine, lolcats, Facebook-chat reconstructions, a crowdboggled Paul Verhoeven and much more at New York’s downtown film festival.

    Tuesday, May 21, 2013


  • 10 great New York youth films

    Gimme the Loot is the latest movie to fuse the irrepressible energy of youth with the teeming excitements of the Big Apple. Start spreading the news, here are our 10 great New York youth films.

    Thursday, May 2, 2013


  • Five roads to Michael Winterbottom

    Michael Winterbottom is one of the UK’s most prolific, yet difficult to pigeonhole film directors. As The Look of Love opens in cinemas, Ashley Clark offers five pathways into his work.

    Wednesday, April 24, 2013


  • Penny Woolcock talks to gangsters

    The director of Birmingham gang-peace documentary One Mile Away talks outsider empathy, police harassment and social-enterprise DVD giveaways with Ashley Clark.

    Friday, March 29, 2013


  • Sergio Giral: a giant of Cuban cinema

    There are hints of Sergio Leone in the revelatory work of namesake Sergio Giral, one of the greats of Afro-Cuban cinema, says Ashley Clark.

    Friday, March 8, 2013


  • Bollywood and beyond: Marrakech 2012

    Ashley Clark sees Indian cinema spreading its wings at the Marrakech International Film Festival.

    Thursday, March 7, 2013


  • Berlinale 2013: Return of the natives

    The festival’s ‘Journey into Indigenous Cinema’ strand found common ground (and tone) from Canada to New Zealand.

    Thursday, February 14, 2013


  • From the Magazine

    Lost and found: Chameleon Street

    Wendell B. Harris’s Chameleon Street is a gloriously strange one-off that deserves to be enjoyed by a new generation, says Ashley Clark.

    Thursday, January 31, 2013


  • Making waves: the new Senegalese cinema

    BFI Southbank’s African Odysseys continue with The Pirogue, a seagoing drama which hints at a resurgence for a troubled Senegalese national cinema.

    Thursday, January 17, 2013


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