Author Spotlight

Ashley Clark

Ashley Clark is the senior repertory film programmer at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. He has curated film series at BFI Southbank, the Museum of Modern Art, TIFF, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture, and the True/False Film Festival, among other venues, and has contributed writing to publications including Film Comment, Sight & Sound, and the Guardian. His first book is Facing Blackness: Media and Minstrelsy in Spike Lee’s “Bamboozled” (2015).

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To Sleep with Anger: You Never Know What’s in the Heart
To Sleep with Anger: You Never Know What’s in the Heart

Steeped in African American folklore, this sublime family portrait finds Charles Burnett departing from the naturalism of his early films and embracing elements of magic realism.

By Ashley Clark

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Alone Together in the City: One Scene from Naked

One Scene

Alone Together in the City: One Scene from Naked

The disheveled drifter at the heart of Mike Leigh’s 1993 masterpiece collides with a disturbed young man in this brilliantly acted, semi-screwball scene.

By Ashley Clark

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Black Girl: Self, Possessed
Black Girl: Self, Possessed

In his radical debut feature, Ousmane Sembène reveals the agony of the postcolonial experience through the story of a Senegalese migrant abused by her French employers.


By Ashley Clark

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