News & Reviews
April 11, 2018 - COLLEGE OF THE ATLANTIC SCREENING, Panel Discussion with COA President Darren Collins, filmmaker Richard Kane and artist Ashley Bryan.
February 1, 2018 - "ASHLEY BRYAN, CORRAGIO, AND DEFENDING THE COMMON GOOD" by Bill Nichols.
January/February 2018 - ART NEW ENGLAND ONLINE - ASHLEY BRYAN by Carl Little.
December, 2017 - BOOOKLIST DVD REVIEW - "This lovely portrait is perfect for students and others interested in learning more about the personable and talented writer and illustrator." —Brian Wilson. The film was also selected for the Booklist Editors' Choice Video 2017!
December 2017 - PRESS RELEASE - "I KNOW A MAN... ASHLEY BRYAN" WINS THE HECTOR LEONARDI ART & INSPIRATION AWARD - "The Hector Leonardi Art & Inspiration Award goes to Richard Kane’s I Know a Man..Ashley Bryan that embraces the vibrancy of an artist who whose experimentations in painting, puppetry and illustration expand our spirits and lives..." Jacqui Lofaro, Founder and Executive Director of the Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival.
October, 2017 - VALLEY NEWS - "FILM SHOWS A FORMER DARTMOUTH PROFESSOR'S BUOYANT SPIRIT" by Nicola Smith.
August 7, 2017 - MAINE TODAY - FILM SHOWS THAT MAINE ARTIST ASHLEY BRYAN IS A MAN YOU WANT TO KNOW by Dennis Perkins
June, 2017 - AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION - NOW SHOWING @ ALA FILM PROGRAM
April 28, 2017 - MONADNOCK LEDGER-TRANSCRIPT - I KNOW A MAN, Peterborough, NH
March 13, 2017 - MAINE TODAY - PORTLAND MUSEUM HOSTS ASHLEY BRYAN MOVIE AS PART OF ITS KIDS’ FILM FEST by Bob Keyes.
March 7, 2017 - PRESS RELEASE - L/A ANNOUNCES ASHLEY BRYAN DAYS IN LA
January 23, 2016 - PORTLAND PRESS HERALD - MAINE AUTHOR ASHLEY BRYAN’S BOOK ABOUT SLAVES WINS NEWBERY HONOR AWARD by Bob Keyes.
November 11, 2016 - NEW YORK TIMES - BLACK LIVES DIDN´T MATTER. NEW CHILDREN´S BOOOKS TELL SLAVES´ REAL STORIES by Jabari Asim.
November 2016 - PORTLAND MONTHLY - MOST INTRIGUING - Interviews by Michael Schoch, Sarah Moore, Olivia Gunn, and Benjamin Rybeck. Scroll to #7 to read Ashley´s interview.
July 15, 2016 - WERU.ORG - RADIO INTERVIEW WITH AHSLEY BRYAN AND FILMMAKERS RICHARD KANE AND ROBERT SHETTERLY.
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"A major achievement ... the film flew by so quickly mostly because of Ashley’s remarkable energy, love of life, spiritual and social aspects, and most of all, his lifelong devotion to the arts which have sustained him. You captured it all."
Bruce Brown, Curator Emeritus of the Center for Maine Contemporary Art