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NEON Documentary 'AILEY' playing now at Midtown Arts Cinema (VIDEO)

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The NEON documentary AILEY is playing now at Midtown Arts Cinema.

Directed by Jamila Wignot, AILEY chronicles the life and legacy of the trailblazing dance pioneer---Alvin Ailey. The film 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.

USA Today spotlighted AILEY as one of the “15 must-see documentaries this summer…” and The New York Times has chosen AILEY as a “Critic’s Pick”, saying it “layers images, video and — most important — voice-overs from Ailey to create a portrait that feels as poetic and nuanced as choreography itself. Like Ailey’s dances, the documentary leaves you swimming in sensation.” 

Watch the trailer below: 

Ray Cornelius is one of Atlanta’s newest entertainment writers and media personalities. His arts and entertainment website, www.raycornelius.com spotlights the latest in “positive” African-American celebrity news and was established in 2012. Since that time Cornelius has covered a myriad of red carpet premieres, award shows and Atlanta-based films including Tyler Perry’s Temptation, The BronzeLens Film Festival, The Trumpet Awards, and The Steve Harvey’s Neighborhood Awards just to name a few. He has also interviewed a who’s who list of today’s top singers, actors and reality stars. With nearly 20 years of media experience, Cornelius has also worked as an associate producer for the Emmy-winning public affairs program, ATL Insider and with such award shows as The Soul Train Awards, The Trumpet Awards and BET Hip-Hop Awards.