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Currently the curatorial director at The Criterion Collection, Ashley has also been a director of film programming at Brooklyn Academy of Music and has written on films and culture for publications including the New York Times, Vulture, 4Columns, Sight & Sound, and Village Voice, among others. He was the programmer of Black Star (BFI Southbank, 2016; MoMA, 2017), a major film season exploring the range, versatility and power of Black acting, and co-programmer of its New York companion, Black Audio Film Collective, 1980s-1990s for True/False Film Festival’s Neither/Nor sidebar in Feb/Mar 2018. He is the author of Facing Blackness: Media and Minstrelsy in Spike Lee’s Bamboozled (The Critical Press, 2015) and contributed liner essays to the Blu-ray editions of Lee’s Do The Right Thing and Bamboozled.
He has also been a guest critic on The Robert Elms Show (TV) and the BBC’s Inside Cinema. He has lectured and moderated panels on film criticism and programming at NYU, Brooklyn College, Rider University, and BAM. Ashley is a graduate of the University of Sussex with a BA Hons in Film Studies and American History, and holds an MFA from New York University’s School of the Arts. He has been a member of the British Film Institute’s Young Curators Program and the London Film Festival’s Future Leaders. Ashley Clarke