Episode 23: Ashley Clark

Bill speaks with writer and film programmer Ashley Clark about his pursuits, from his early blog Permanent Plastic Helmet and programming screenings at the movie theatre where he worked to writing for publications like The Guardian, Sight & Sound, Reverse Shot and Vice and programming for the BFI and MOMA. Other topics covered include: THE HATEFUL EIGHT, Wendell B. Harris Jr.’s CHAMELEON STREET and the emotional side of curation, his book “Facing Blackness – Media and Minstrelsy in Spike Lee’s BAMBOOZLED”, TAXI DRIVER, the importance of editors, organizing the Black Star series at London's BFI Southbank, Ed Guerrero’s Framing Blackness, and his experience as a child actor.

Visit Ashley Clark’s official site:

Read Wendell B. Harris’ essay “Who Killed CHAMELEON STREET?”

Buy Ashley Clark’s book “Facing Blackness – Media and Minstrelsy in Spike Lee’s BAMBOOZLED”: https://www.amazon.com/Facing-Blackness-Media-Minstrelsy-Bamboozled/dp/1941629210/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1495317164&sr=8-8

Buy the BFI DVD/Blu-Ray TWO FILMS BY LINO BROCKA, featuring liner notes by Cathy Landicho Clark. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01N941RHA/ref=pd_sim_74_16?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=94GZDT8NATVG8FFCVYHZ

Buy Ed Guerrero’s book Framing Blackness: The African American Image in Film https://www.amazon.com/Framing-Blackness-African-American-Culture/dp/1566391261/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1495415133

Watch Ashley Clark discuss BAMBOOZLED with Spike Lee:

Hear Ashley Clark on The Film Comment podcast:

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