AILEY

/ / 2021, Short Films, Virtual

Virtual Showing 
2021 | USA | 82 min | Documentary
Director: Jamila Wignot
Producer: Lauren DeFilippo
Editor: Annukka Lilja

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.

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