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...

Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Running Time
1 hours 33 minutes
Genres
Documentary, Music, Biography
Actors
John Cage, Brandon Collwes, Carolyn Brown, Ashley Chen
Director
Alla Kovgan
Writer
Alla Kovgan
Country
Germany, USA, France
Year
2019
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)

Kenneth Perry avatar
Kenneth Perry

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.

Janice avatar
Janice

Out of those that I have watched, this would have to be my least favorite Alla Kovgan film. Considered one of the best films of all time.

Cheryl C. avatar
Cheryl C.

Better than expected. Absolutely amazing!

Andrea Vargas avatar
Andrea Vargas

I'm very pleased with my purchase.

Jason Burns avatar
Jason Burns

Ashley Chen, Ashley Chen, Ashley Chen WOW! He simply steals the show!!! I also liked the nice subtle expressions by Brandon Collwes. Simply good acting.

Donald avatar
Donald

When I realized who directed this one, I thought, "Oh, no - not Alla Kovgan!" but I was WRONG! "Mr Alla Kovgan, surprise me!" I'm not only surprised - I am also very much impressed!

Lisa C. avatar
Lisa C.

I admit it, I watched it because of Brandon Collwes... and I would again. I enjoyed it.

Rebecca avatar
Rebecca

Great movie kept me on the edge of my chair

Tyler avatar
Tyler

The movie (without question) deserve several Oscar nominations; for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, acting and more!

Justin Adams avatar
Justin Adams

I'm surprised I've not watched it sooner but hugely enjoyed every moment of this film. This film is up there in my top 10 films!