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

Upcoming Screenings

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

OCTOBER 13 at 8:00pm - Gracie Theatre at Husson University , 1 College Circle, Bangor, ME.  Screening and Q&A with director Richard Kane.

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

NOVEMBER 13 tba - East Baton Rouge Parish Library, LA

Past Screenings

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


"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