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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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  • 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

    Festivals

  • 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

    Lists

  • 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

    Features

  • 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

    Interviews

  • 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

    Features

  • Bollywood and beyond: Marrakech 2012

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

    Thursday, March 7, 2013

    Festivals

  • Return of the natives

    The 2013 Berlinale’s Journey into Indigenous Cinema strand found common ground (and tone) from Canada to New Zealand, reports Ashley Clark.

    Thursday, February 14, 2013

    Festivals

  • 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

    Features

  • 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

    Features

  • Robert Mugabe: Villain or Hero?

    Granted unprecedented access to Robert Mugabe, a new documentary provocatively questions whether the Zimbabwean leader is the demon that the western media portrays.

    Thursday, December 13, 2012

    Features

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