U.S., 82m, DCP

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Screened August 13–26, 2021

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. A Neon release

Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival

A film by Jamila Wignot

Ailey creates a feeling about Alvin Ailey: how grace and eloquence, fire and obsession merged within him.”

Owen Gleiberman, Variety

An elegant, impressionistic primer, a chance to bask in his mastery of movement and dance.”

Robert Abele, The Los Angeles Times