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Ashley Clark

Ashley Clark is a freelance journalist and film programmer who divides his time between London and New York. His writing has appeared in Sight & Sound, The Guardian, Reverse Shot, Time Out, Moving Image Source, Little White Lies, Film Comment, and VICE, among others. He is currently writing his first book, Facing Blackness: Minstrelcy and the Media in Spike Lee’s Bamboozled. He has programmed at venues including BFI Southbank and Clapham Picturehouse in London.

He tweets as @_Ash_Clark

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  • 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

    As BFI Southbank mounts a major retrospective of the pioneering American indie filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, we choose five of his very best films from a career now into its fourth decade.

    Monday, September 8, 2014

    Lists

  • From the Magazine

    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

  • From the Magazine

    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, celebrating the nationwide rerelease of the James Dean classic East of Eden.

    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

  • 10 great films about fashion

    With the chic Audrey Hepburn classic Funny Face back in cinemas, we unveil this season’s essential collection: our 10 favourite fashion movies.

    Thursday, February 27, 2014

    Lists

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