Photo Courtesy of Jack Mitchell Collection, Smithsonian Institution

A chronicle of a visionary gay African American artist who found salvation through dance, creating works that shattered boundaries while building one of the largest and most successful dance companies in the world. Thirty years after his untimely death from AIDS in 1989, Alvin Ailey’s story remains largely unknown by the general public. Our film is the first to bring the full sweep of the choreographer’s life, repertory, and legacy to the screen.