Date(s) - 3/21/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Blue Hill Public Library
Sedgwick filmmaker and director of the Maine Masters Series Richard Kane will host a presentation of his award-winning documentary film, I Know a Man … Ashley Bryan, at the Blue Hill Public Library on Thursday, March 21st at 7:00 PM. He will discuss Ashley Bryan’s life and art, and answer questions from the audience. The film was a winner at 15 film festivals and was just accepted at the Festival International du Film sur l’Art in Montreal, for screening on March 23rd and 30th.
Ashley Bryan is the author of over 50 celebrated children’s books, winner of the New York Public Library’s Literary Lion, many Coretta Scott King awards, and recently the Newbery Honor for his book Freedom over Me. He is an extraordinary artist and humanitarian with audiences both young and old and whose life work celebrates joy, love, inclusivity and diversity.
A veteran of WWII, Ashley Bryan served in an all-Black battalion during World War II and preserved his humanity by drawing. For the past 50 years he has been living on the remote Cranberry Islands, Maine, and has been using art his entire life to celebrate joy, mediate the darkness of war and racism, explore the mysteries of faith, and create loving community.
This event is sponsored by the library, and is free and open to everyone. For more information contact the library at 374-5515.