Insignia Films Storytelling that Sheds Light on the Human Condition

Alvin Ailey was a visionary artist who found salvation through dance. An immersive portrait told in his own words and through the creation of a new commission inspired by his life, Ailey fully profiles this brilliant and enigmatic man who—when confronted by a world that refused to embrace him—was determined to build one that would.

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Director: Jamila Wignot

Producer: Lauren DeFilippo

Editor: Annukka Lilja

Original Score: Daniel Bernard Roumain

In association with American Masters

Sales inquiries: Cinetic Media, Jason Ishikawa,

Press inquiries: Susan Norget,

Festivals and all other inquiries: Lauren DeFilippo,

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