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.
AILEY is now playing exclusively in New York, and expands nationwide August 6th. See below for a full list of theaters, and check back soon for additional locations.
Screenings during the opening weekend will feature in-person Q&As with director Jamila Wignot and special guests:
Film at Lincoln Center
7/23 & 7/24 - After the 6:15 pm show
Angelika Film Center
7/23 - After the 7:30 pm show
7/24 - After the 12:45 pm matinee