Directed by Jamila Wignot
$12 / $8 Speed members and Louisville Ballet supporters
“A testament to the life-changing power of representation.”—The Wrap
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. A selection of the Sundance Film Festival. 2021, U.S., DCP, 82 minutes. Rated PG-13