AILEY

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Showings

Chauncey -Theater 1 Fri, Aug 13 12:00 AM
Series Info
Series:Coming Soon
African Diaspora
Reel Representation
Film Info
Rating:PG-13
Runtime:82 minutes
Director:Jamila Wignot
Year Released:2021
Production Country:USA
Language:English

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"Gives voice to the silent protest in Ailey's heart that did not have an audience..."Sheri Flanders, Chicago Reader

"Wignot masterfully weaves the present with the past in a way that causes her movie to surge with urgency." —Oliver Jones, Observer

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.