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)

Ashley S. avatar
Ashley S.

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.

Amanda Gilbert avatar
Amanda Gilbert

That's amazing to me. Watch this movie. This is worth your time.

Linda T. avatar
Linda T.

I'm not a big movie goer, but I had huge expectations for this one, and I was absolutely blown away by the beauty and magic and absolute fantastic storytelling in this movie.

Frank avatar
Frank

Little cheezy at times but I do like it.

Thomas Keller avatar
Thomas Keller

The Best Movie In a LOOOOONG Time ! give it a 10/10, because of the fantastic concept and great execution. Ashley Chen, as always, is just excellent in what he does. Brandon Collwes also did a fine job in the movie.

Samuel avatar
Samuel

...and it's exactly what I wanted to watch.

Jessica Jordan avatar
Jessica Jordan

I forgot I was watching a movie..

Emily avatar
Emily

Not for the uneducated viewer. the cast is beautiful! Ashley Chen does a very good job making us love his. Brandon Collwes was a character i loved and surprised me how well he acted in his role.

Edward Carlson avatar
Edward Carlson

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

Margaret Keller avatar
Margaret Keller

So fun! My entire family has enjoyed this movie several times!

Billy J. avatar
Billy J.

So good we watched it twice in a row. Melts me every time