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)

Carol Gardner avatar
Carol Gardner

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.

Adam avatar
Adam

Alla Kovgan has crafted a wildly creative, utterly original and bold film!

Ryan T. avatar
Ryan T.

Love Brandon Collwes! This is a really good movie.

Jeffrey Grant avatar
Jeffrey Grant

Perfect...Just Perfect. Do yourselves a favor and watch it!

Michelle avatar
Michelle

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

Vincent avatar
Vincent

Like the movie and would recommend it.

Marie C. avatar
Marie C.

The performance of John Cage was brilliant, this guy continues being an excellent actor and that it continues this way.

Mary avatar
Mary

Definitely would have picked this to win.

Grace Smith avatar
Grace Smith

Great performances and ever better plot. I highly recommend this movie to all ages.

Walter Grant avatar
Walter Grant

Alla Kovgan is fantastic. Real suspense and intriguing believable story! The movie forced us to use our minds and to immerse ourselves.