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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: