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
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Documentary, Music, Biography
Alla Kovgan
Alla Kovgan
John Cage, Brandon Collwes, Carolyn Brown, Ashley Chen
Germany, USA, France
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Cunningham» (114)

Peter avatar

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.

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Keith Moreno

I enjoyed it and it's a movie I'd watch again in the future.

Margaret K. avatar
Margaret K.

Great actors, good story, nice score. Made for a nice evening.

Terry avatar

Every genre has the potential to be 'done well'... and this film meets those expectations.

Dorothy Gibson avatar
Dorothy Gibson

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

Andrea H. avatar
Andrea H.

Just a joy from start to finish. Smart, sweet, engaging.

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Ronald Kelly

I'm pretty sure Brandon Collwes and Carolyn Brown's breath-taking performance on their talking scene made SOME people cry! They are beautiful, they are convincing, they are talented, they perform stunningly and they CAN act. It was true pleasure to watch this film

Kevin avatar

Great Directing from Alla Kovgan. The cinematography was stunning throughout the whole film.

Jack L. avatar
Jack L.

Great movie, great soundtrack! Brandon Collwes, and Carolyn Brown are very talented actors, perfect for these parts.

Lisa B. avatar
Lisa B.

Hoo-wee! Where to start! Well written and directed, good actors choice.

Thomas Chapman avatar
Thomas Chapman

I hope that this film stands the test of time because it is "classic" material.

Vincent Stone avatar
Vincent Stone

Excellent cinematography! Excellent story! The acting by everyone is excellent! Brandon Collwes is great! Playing the role with curiosity and bravery. Carolyn Brown, looking very cool, plays just fine, giving the character a sweet and tender touch. The two have great chemistry.