800 hundred years from now we´re still gonna have Ashley Bryan puppets...and paintings because he´s opened up the world
— Nikki Giovanni, Poet
The Temptation, sea glass window by ashley bryan

The Temptation, sea glass window by ashley bryan

 
Free Screening of I Know a Man ... Ashley Bryan co-sponsored by Husson University, UMVA Maine masters, and weru Community Radio

Free Screening of I Know a Man ... Ashley Bryan co-sponsored by Husson University, UMVA Maine masters, and weru Community Radio

 
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"I Know a Man ... Ashley Bryan, whose art has been a beacon of light in a much needed world where people of all ages can enjoy the message of hope and joy that we see in graphic form. We learn and laugh with the characters his puppets present and we rejoice when seeing the colors that comprise his beautiful paintings. Ashley’s art lives on in our minds even when it is not before us."    
David Driskell, Artist/Curator/Scholar

Upcoming Screenings

NOVEMBER 2 at 10:00am -  National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) annual conference and Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT

NOVEMBER 13 6:30pm - East Baton Rouge Parish Library LA Main Library in the Children’s Room’s Storyrooms

NOVEMBER 26, 2017 at 5pm - African Diaspora International Film Festival, 179 Grace Dodge, Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 West 120th St., New York, NY.  Q&A with Ashley's nephew George (Sandy) Campbell, and The Ashley Bryan Center board members Dan and Cynthia Lief.

DECEMBER 3, 2017 at 12 Noon - Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival, Bay Street Theatre, Sag Harbor, NY.  Award ceremony as winner of the Hector Leonardi Arts & Inspiration Award and Q&A with director Richard Kane

Past Screenings

OCTOBER 25 at 4:30pm - Dartmouth College, Room 003, Rockefeller Center, Hanover, NH.  Q&A with director Richard Kane and co-producer Melody Lewis-Kane

OCTOBER 20 at 10:00am - Carmel International Film Festival, Sunset Center Studio 105, Carmel, CA, Q&A

OCTOBER 20-22 tba - International Board Books for Youth conference, Seattle, WA

OCTOBER 13 at 7:00pm - Gracie Theatre at Husson University , 1 College Circle, Bangor, ME.  Screening and Q&A with director Richard Kane.

OCTOBER 8 at 1-4pm - High Museum of Art, Second Sunday Family Day, three free screenings, Atlanta, GA

OCTOBER 2 at 4:30pm - Maine Library Association Annual Conference, Grand Summit Sunday River, Ballroom, Newry, ME.  Q&A with director Richard Kane

SEPTEMBER 24 at 2:00pm - Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Maryland Collects Jacob Lawrence Screening Series, Sundays at 2pm, 830 E. Pratt St., Baltimore, MD

SEPTEMBER 24 at 5:00pm - Grand Auditorium, Ellsworth, ME. Q&A with director Richard Kane

SEPTEMBER 15 at 1:00pm - University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA. Q&A with director Richard Kane.

SEPTEMBER 15 at 7:00pm - Scribe Video Center, Philadelphia, PA. Q&A with director Richard Kane.

AUGUST 24 at 5:30pm - Martha's Vinyard Film Society, Strand Theatre, Oak Bluffs. Q&A with curator Adrienne Childs

AUGUST 26 at 12:00pm - BronzeLens Film Festival, Auburn Avenue Research Library Auditorium, Atlanta

AUGUST 6 at 7pm - Schoodic Arts for All, Hammond Hall.  427 Main St, Winter Harbor, Maine. Screening and Q&A with director Richard Kane.

AUGUST 12 at 5pm - Lighthouse Arts Center, 86 Main St., Bucksport, ME.  Screening and Q&A with director Richard Kane

AUGUST 13 at 3pm - Black Harvest Film Festival, Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., Chicago, IL

JULY 13 at 6pm - Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant Street, Brunswick, ME, Ashley Birthday celebration!

JUNE 24 at 3:00pm - Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture, Atlanta, GA

JUNE 25 at 8:00pm - American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference. Screening at the McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, Illinois.  

JUNE 27 at 7pm - Roxbury International Film Festival at Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley St., Boston.  Screening and Q&A with film director Richard Kane and The Ashley Bryan Center Found Director, Nick Clark.

MAY 5 at 7:50pm - Harlem International Film Festival, MIST Harlem, Screening Room B, 46 W. 116th St., New York, NY

MAY 1 at 6:30pm - Mariposa Museum and World Culture Center, Peterborough, New Hampshire.

APRIL 15 at 1:00pm - African Burial Ground Monument, National Park Service, New York City, New York.  Screening and Q&A with director Richard Kane. Celebrating National Park Week and National Junior Ranger Day!

APRIL 19 - Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, Mass.  "Ashley Bryan´s World" will screen as part of the school vacation week activities.

APRIL 21 at 6:00pm - Community Folk Art Center at the Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York. Screening and Skype Q&A with director Richard Kane.

APRIL 29 at 3:30pm- Emerge Film Festival, Lewiston, Maine. Screening and Q&A with director Richard Kane at the Franco Performance Hall.

MARCH 30 at 1:00 pm - The Harriet Tubman Institute at the University of York, Toronto, Canada. Screening and Q&A with director Richard Kane. Sponsored by The Performing Diaspora Committee.

MARCH 17 at 6:00 pm - Portland Youth Film Festival. Portland, Maine. Screening at the Portland Museum of Art.

MARCH 7 at 5:30 pm - City of Longmont, Colorado. Screening and Q&A with director Richard Kane

FEBRUARY 21 at 11:45 am - Providence Children´s Film Festival. Providence, Rhode Island Screening of "Ashley Bryan´s World".  Reserve your ticket!

SEPTEMBER 18, 2016 - Camden International Film Festival at Rockport Opera House, Rockport, Maine

JULY 10, 2016 at 12:30pm - Maine International Film Festival at Railroad Square Cinema, Waterville, Maine

JULY 16, 2016 at 7:00pm - Bar Harbor´s Criterion Theatre, Bar Harbor, Maine. Hometown Premiere.