Cunningham

Cunningham is a movie starring Carolyn Brown, John Cage, and Ashley Chen. The iconic Merce Cunningham and the last generation of his dance company is stunningly profiled in Alla Kovgan's 3D documentary, through recreations of his...

Running Time
1 hours 33 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary, Music, Biography
Director
Alla Kovgan
Writer
Alla Kovgan
Actors
John Cage, Brandon Collwes, Carolyn Brown, Ashley Chen
Country
Germany, USA, France
Year
2019
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Cunningham» (114)

Henry Gonzales avatar
Henry Gonzales

Even for those who know little about dance, Merce Cunningham is a recognizable name - an iconic figure in his field. His mid-20th century collaborations with composer John Cage (his lifelong partner) and visual artist Robert Rauschenberg were central to an era of transformation. Cunningham resisted "avant-garde" or any other label. "I don't describe it. I do it," he once said. Now, with Cunningham, we have a chance to experience what he did. Filmmaker Alla Kovgan assembles the last generation of Cunningham dancers (led by Merce Cunningham Dance Company assistant director of choreography Jennifer Goggans) to present landmark works from the Cunningham repertoire. The film concentrates on the three decades from 1942 to 1972 when Cunningham was making his reputation. Gorgeously shot in 3D, Cunningham brings us closer to these works than any audience has ever been before. Taking an inventive approach with locations, the film places dancers in evocative backdrops such as a tunnel, a high-rise rooftop, and a forest. These current-day performances are interlaced with archival footage of Cunningham speaking and moving. We also hear illuminating interviews with Cage, Rauschenberg, and members of the original Merce Cunningham Dance Company, who endured years of rejection and outrage before they slowly won over audiences. "I never believed that idea that dancing was the greatest of the arts," said Cunningham. "But when it clicks, there's the rub. It becomes memorable. And one can be seduced all over again." Whether you come to Cunningham as a neophyte or an aficionado, you'll leave with a rich experience of his art.

Kathryn avatar
Kathryn

It was worthy of the Oscar nomination

Zachary A. avatar
Zachary A.

Very good. Recommend.

Christina Hudson avatar
Christina Hudson

Fantastic movie, fantastic cast, highly recommendable! Carolyn Brown was AM-AZ-ING! He is fantastic actor, with unique face structure… Ashley Chen beauty beauty beauty! he is a little rude and senseless, but his character needed all that to be real.

Barbara avatar
Barbara

I don't often see a modern film that I thoroughly enjoy, but this is one of the exceptions. From the start, you are immersed in the movie.

Christine C. avatar
Christine C.

A terrific movie from the great and handsome John Cage! I am not surprised if this terrific movie wins too many Oscars. See it and enjoy the enchantment in this masterpiece film.

Joan avatar
Joan

This one movie that I would buy to keep in my collection. Enjoy.. It's a great movie

Tiffany G. avatar
Tiffany G.

The acting is on point, so is the editing and cinematography. It was an absorbing film

Bruce L. avatar
Bruce L.

Great movie! Totally unexpected and gets a little more serious than I thought it would from title picture.

Evelyn avatar
Evelyn

I love love love this keeps you on the edge of your seat must see movie its truly amazing on sooo many levels