Belfast Library screens ‘I Know a Man ... Ashley Bryan’
BELFAST — The Belfast Free Library will host a screening of I Know a Man ... Ashley Bryan, a film by Richard Kane and Robert Shetterly, Wednesday March 27, at 6 p.m.
Following the presentation, filmmaker Richard Kane will lead a discussion. All ages are invited to attend.
I Know a Man … Ashley Bryan is said by some to be an antidote to the hatred, racism and division that our country is experiencing, according to a news release.
Creative wonder 95-year-old Ashley Bryan is a poet/illustrator of more than 50 published children’s books, and makes magical puppets and sea glass windows from found objects inspired by his African heritage.
The film follows his life from his birth in Harlem, through life as a WWII draftee pulled from Cooper Union Art College to join the segregated US Army at 19, his life’s work as an artist, and his years on Maine’s remote Cranberry Islands.
His life story and the art he makes from this wellspring of experience is an inspiration to people of all ages.
Richard Kane is an independent film director whose work is focused on the intersection of art and contemporary American life. He and partner Melody Lewis-Kane have directed more than 17 films about Maine artists, all part of the Maine Masters collection, a New England Emmy-nominated public television series.
Kane-Lewis Productions, has worked for National Geographic and The Discovery Channel among many others.
From 2007-2016, Kane served as chair of the Maine Film and Video Association.
This program is free and open to all.
For more information, call the library at 339-3884 ext.10.