Filmmaker Jamila Wignot examines the life of visionary dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey.

Many know the name Alvin Ailey, but how many know the man? Ailey’s commitment to searching for truth in movement resulted in pioneering and enduring choreography that centers around African American experiences. Director Jamila Wignot’s resonant biography grants artful access to the elusive visionary who founded one of the world’s most renowned dance companies, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Post-screening Q&A
Rachel Howard, San Francisco dance critic and writer, moderators an interview with Robert Battle, artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and filmmaker, Jamila Wignot.

Film is available for viewing in the US only

Program Info

October 15 - October 24
Venue: Streaming on Marquee TV
$11.99 / $50 (festival pass)
Director: Jamila Wignot
Choreographer: Alvin Ailey
(USA, 2021) 82 min
Genre: Documentary | Contemporary