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BAM Names Ashley Clark Senior Programmer of Cinema

The Brooklyn Academy of Music announced today that Ashley Clark has been appointed senior programmer of cinema. Clark will work with BAM’s associate vice president of cinema, Gina Duncan, to curate and conceive independent-film programs and series.

“Ashley’s passion for film is palpable and evident both in his curation and writing,” Duncan said. “I’m excited to have his insight and perspective as we create a more cohesive, accessible, and dynamic film program at BAM.”

Clark began his association with BAMcinématek on the series “Space Is the Place: Afrofuturism on Film” in 2015 and has since curated “Behind the Mask: Bamboozled in Focus” and this year’s “Major League: Wesley Snipes in Focus,” which Nick Pinkerton covered for Clark is also the author of Facing Blackness: Media and Minstrelsy in Spike Lee’s Bamboozled (2015), and he has written for Film Comment, Sight & Sound, and The Guardian.