A poetic documentary portrait of Alvin Ailey, who transformed the world of dance with his choreography celebrating the experiences of Black Americans.
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“Poetic — absolutely beautiful.” –Tim Cogshell, NPR Los Angeles
Alvin Ailey was an innovator who found salvation through dance. Jamila Wignot’s poetic documentary traces the full contours of this brilliant and enigmatic man, whose search for the truth in movement resulted in enduring choreography that centres on the Black American experience with grace, strength, and unparalleled beauty. Told through the artist’s own words and featuring evocative archival footage and interviews with those who intimately knew him, Ailey is a resonant biography of an elusive visionary.
Content advisory: sexual language