Director: Jamila Wignot
Genres: Documentary, Bio-pic, Dance, African-American Experience, Art & Artists
Alvin Ailey was a trailblazing pioneer who found salvation through dance. AILEY traces the full contours of this brilliant and enigmatic man whose search for the truth in movement resulted in enduring choreography that centers on the Black American experience with grace, strength, and unparalleled beauty. Told through Ailey's own words and featuring evocative archival footage and interviews with those who intimately knew him, director Jamila Wignot weaves together a resonant biography of an elusive visionary.
"Layers images, video and - most important - voice-overs from Ailey to create a portrait that feels as poetic and nuanced as choreography itself." -Gia Kourlas, New York Times