AILEY (82 PG-13)

AILEY

Opens Aug 6

SUMMARY

Alvin Ailey was a trailblazing pioneer who found salvationthrough dance. AILEY traces the full contoursof this brilliant and enigmatic man whose search forthe truth in movement resulted in enduringchoreography that centers on the Black American experiencewith grace, strength, and unparalleledbeauty. Told through Ailey’s own words and featuringevocative archival footage and interviews withthose who intimately knew him, director Jamila Wignotweaves together a resonant biography of anelusive visionary.

DIRECTOR: Jamila Wignot


 

REVIEW

“Wignot masterfully weaves the present with the past in a way that causes her movie to surge with urgency.”

Oliver Jones, Observer