News & Reviews
"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. This premiere award is named in honor of Hector Leonardi who has been communicating the joy of painting through art and color for over fifty years." Jacqui Lofaro, Founder and Executive Director of the Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival.
AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION -- June 2017 - NOW SHOWING @ ALA FILM PROGRAM
MAINE TODAY - August 7, 2017 - FILM SHOWS THAT MAINE ARTIST ASHLEY BRYAN IS A MAN YOU WANT TO KNOW by Dennis Perkins
MONADNOCK LEDGER-TRANSCRIPT- April 28, 2017 - I KNOW A MAN, Peterborough, NH
MAINE TODAY - March 13, 2017 - PORTLAND MUSEUM HOSTS ASHLEY BRYAN MOVIE AS PART OF ITS KIDS’ FILM FEST by Bob Keyes.
PRESS RELEASE - March 7, 2017 - L/A ANNOUNCES ASHLEY BRYAN DAYS IN LA
PORTLAND PRESS HERALD - January 23, 2016 - MAINE AUTHOR ASHLEY BRYAN’S BOOK ABOUT SLAVES WINS NEWBERY HONOR AWARD by Bob Keyes.
NEW YORK TIMES - November 11, 2016 - BLACK LIVES DIDN´T MATTER. NEW CHILDREN´S BOOOKS TELL SLAVES´ REAL STORIES by Jabari Asim.
WERU.ORG - July 15, 2016 - 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