Ailey

Ailey

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Alvin Ailey was a visionary artist who found salvation through dance. Told in his own words and through the creation of a dance inspired by his life, this portrait follows a man who, when confronted by a world that refused to embrace him, determined to build one that would.

2022Rating: E95 minsUSAInsignia Films
Documentary

Ailey | Reviews

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Like Ailey’s dances, the documentary leaves you swimming in sensation.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

It is an educational journey, an uncompromising look into the challenges of an artistic life, and a tribute...

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The Guardian

The Guardian

There are some absorbing testimonies...

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IndieWire

IndieWire

(It) struggles — as many of his friends and collaborators did — to fully understand the man behind the myth.

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Variety

Variety

Ailey may not tell you as much as you want to know about Alvin Ailey, but it hauntingly evokes his identity as a dance alchemist...

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

Wignot’s documentary never feels like it’s making a revelatory new case for the artist, instead reaffirming his status...

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Film Threat

Film Threat

Ailey is a notably informative documentary... However, it does little to separate itself from the pack of countless other art documentaries.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The greatest gift of this tightly conceived and beautiful doc lies in its appreciation of the divinity of dance.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

The film brings a more human understanding of a (noteworthy) figure...

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

A fitting tribute to an artistic giant...

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