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)

Susan Patel avatar
Susan Patel

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.

Denise T. avatar
Denise T.

WOW! This movie is Alla Kovgan Masterpiece! It’s the incarnation of "cool-awesome-amazing". for me it combines everything I wish in one single movie!

Cheryl avatar
Cheryl

Great all the way through

Brittany Fields avatar
Brittany Fields

Watched it several times and enjoyed it every time.

Megan G. avatar
Megan G.

Its a brilliant film, something suitable for all the family! Definitely a film for everyone, one of the BEST MOVIES EVER!

David Marshall avatar
David Marshall

Highly enjoyed this movie! Would recommend to everyone.

Jennifer avatar
Jennifer

This movie is absolutely one of the best movies I have ever seen in my life.

Jane H. avatar
Jane H.

Such a great film. Well worth the watch.

Jose avatar
Jose

Ashley Chen turned in his best performance of his lifetime! Carolyn Brown was an amazing supporting actress! I have never seen anything like it. I would recommend you see this movie as fast as you can

Diana Stewart avatar
Diana Stewart

I'm sure as hell glad I saw this movie! Definitely surprised me!

Kyle F. avatar
Kyle F.

I have enjoyed it so much that this is my third time watching it. Next year I will probable watch it again.

Hannah avatar
Hannah

a new addition to my personal top 10 list! One of the best movies I've ever seen. It's an extremely complicated movie.