Ashley Clarke – Curator of Film at the Criterion Collection

Ashley Clarke is the curator of film at the Criterion Collection. He is also a film critic, broadcast journalist, and moderator of panels and Q&As. He has written for The New York Times, Vulture, 4Columns, The Guardian, Sight & Sound, and Reverse Shot, among other outlets. He has been a guest on the Robert Elms Show (TV) and The Film Programme (BBC Radio London). He is the founding editor of the film blog Permanent Plastic Helmet, which won the Best Online Film Criticism award from the Film Comment Foundation in 2016. He founded the podcast Black Cinema Weekly, which debuted in 2018.

A native of London, England, he holds an M.A. from the University of Sussex, and has curated film series at venues including BFI Southbank, The Museum of Modern Art, and TIFF Bell Lightbox. His first book is Facing Blackness: Media and Minstrelsy in Spike Lee’s Bamboozled (The Critical Press, 2015). He served as consulting producer on the Blu-ray editions of Lee’s Do The Right Thing (2019) and Bamboozled (2020), an edition for which he also wrote the liner essay.

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