Ailey

  • Documentary
  • 1h 22m

Manden bag myten i et nuanceret portræt af Alvin Ailey, en de største kunstneriske begavelser og fornyere i moderne dans.

Manden bag myten i et nuanceret portræt af Alvin Ailey, en de største kunstneriske begavelser og fornyere i moderne dans.

Den ikoniske danser og koreograf Alvin Ailey har endelig fået den film, han fortjener. Grundlæggeren af det New York-baserede Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater er en af de mest nyskabende kunstnere i sit felt nogensinde, og vil for altid stå som en af de største fornyere af moderne dans. Men manden selv er fortsat en gåde. Et sammensat menneske, dybt dedikeret til dansen og sit kompagni, og en til tider forpint sjæl, der som sort homoseksuel kæmpede sin ensomme kamp på flere fronter. Jamila Wignots smukke portræt får alle nuancerne med, toppet af sjældne arkivklip fra Aileys største værker, som ‘Revelations’.

The man behind the myth in a nuanced portrait of Alvin Ailey, one of the largest artistic talents and renewers of modern dance.

The iconic dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey has finally been given the film he deserves. The founder of the New York-based Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is one of the most innovative artists in his field ever, and he will always stand as one of the greatest renewers of modern dance. But the man himself remains a mystery. A complex human being who deeply dedicated himself to dance and his company, but also a tormented soul, who as a gay black man fought a lonely battle on several fronts. Jamila Wignot’s beautiful portrait contains all the nuances, with rare archive footage of Ailey’s most significant works, such as ‘Revelations’.

Director

Jamila Wignot

Producer

Lauren DeFilippo

Sprog

English

Undertekster

No subtitles

Land

United States

Studie

Insignia Films

Bonusindhold

Q&A
22m

Q&A med Jamila Wignot (instruktør) og Lauren DeFilippo (producer)

Q&A with Jamila Wignot (director) and Lauren DeFilippo (producer)