An indelible portrait of a visionary artist and his life’s work, Jamila Wignot’s poetic, layered AILEY truly embodies the spirit of its remarkable subject, legendary dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey. Beautifully crafted from archival footage and narrated by the late Ailey himself (through the use of archival audio), this carefully-researched, meditative documentary allows us insight into the artistic genius’s personal history and creative process, while a chorus of interviews with famed dancers and choreographers pay tribute to the way Ailey redefined an art form.

USA, 82 minutes, Directed by Jamila Wignot