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)

Albert A. avatar
Albert A.

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.

Joseph avatar
Joseph

This was just what I needed to finish out the day. Funny, scary, and somehow a feel-good movie. Take the time to watch this, especially if you have had a bad day.

Angela Gibson avatar
Angela Gibson

Well thought out Biography and story line. I'll watch it again.

Danielle Morgan avatar
Danielle Morgan

Ashley Chen is one of those stars that consistently provides a good, entertaining movie.

Carl avatar
Carl

I love this movie! The characters are great and it's wonderful to see Ashley Chen and Brandon Collwes interact so well together.

Jacqueline W. avatar
Jacqueline W.

This was special! Director Alla Kovgan and his crew have crafted a beautiful looking film.

Frank avatar
Frank

Turned out to be a really good movie. I enjoyed it.

Samuel avatar
Samuel

Enjoyed. Entertaining. Thank you. :-)

Christopher Webb avatar
Christopher Webb

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

Brandon Arnold avatar
Brandon Arnold

Loved this movie! Such a great movie with a surprise ending. I cried during the action film which was surprising.

Brittany Hernandez avatar
Brittany Hernandez

This is a good movie I really enjoyed it worth my five stars

Scott R. avatar
Scott R.

Loved it. Well played out