Ashley Clarke is the curatorial director at the Criterion Collection, having previously served as the director of film programming at Brooklyn Academy of Music. He is also a filmmaker, film critic and broadcast journalist who has written on cinema for publications including The New York Times, 4Columns, Vulture, Reverse Shot, and Sight & Sound. He is the author of Facing Blackness: Media and Minstrelsy in Spike Lee’s Bamboozled (The Critical Press, 2015), and has curated film series at venues including BFI Southbank, Museum of Modern Art, TIFF Bell Lightbox and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
He has moderated and spoken on a variety of panels, and has taught on the subject of film criticism at NYU, BAM Young Critics Program, and Rider University, and on film programming at Brooklyn College and the University of Sussex. In addition, he is the founder of the blog Permanent Plastic Helmet.
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