“Hey, how you holding up?” In this time of reaching out and touching base, we asked colleagues across the American film ecosystem how they’ve been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, what adjustments they’ve been making on the fly, and what they expect is coming down the pike. This series will be updated regularly here as we conduct additional status checks.

Ashley Clark, photo by Ben Katz

Ashley Clark is the Director, Film Programming at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, which is currently closed. Interview conducted via email, Sunday, March 22, with a followup on Tuesday, March 24, about the cancellation of this year’s BAMcinemaFest. 

So, how are you? What’s your day-to-day, how has it changed? “What fresh hell is this?”, basically.

Hi Mark, I’m not fantastic right now, but thank you for asking! As I type, it’s Sunday afternoon, which is traditionally a fairly quiet time for…