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)

Peter M. avatar
Peter M.

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.

Anthony avatar
Anthony

This movie was fantastic!!! Do yourself a favor and watch it :)

Heather Ellis avatar
Heather Ellis

I continue to be blown away at how fantastic this film is. It is executed with extreme precision. Every aspect of the film, all the way from visuals to the character development, is masterful.

Emily avatar
Emily

This movie is amazing! Without a doubt 5 stars!

Samuel A. avatar
Samuel A.

Glad i did see it! It was great! The plot was original and the choice of actors was exceptional! Carolyn Brown was great, and i am in love with Ashley Chen!

Gary avatar
Gary

Alla Kovgan newest film captures everything you can possibly love about going to the movies. It's filled with wonderful characters!

Alexander Price avatar
Alexander Price

I didn't even know about this movie, I had sort of read media about it, but I thought it was to be a series. Well, caught the movie on TV, seen it 5 times, it is extraordinary! The storyline, the filming, the acting, what a treat!!!

Richard Patel avatar
Richard Patel

I absolutely love this movie! Ashley Chen plays his role excellent!

Bobby Tucker avatar
Bobby Tucker

I dunno why folks panned this movie. It was actually very entertaining to watch. Alla Kovgan delivers a good movie.

Edward Patterson avatar
Edward Patterson

How could they manage to do this? WOW! Most enjoyable movie for me. Every moment with John Cage on screen is awesome.

Janet Rose avatar
Janet Rose

Carolyn Brown and Ashley Chen were terrific! The film had great balance and is worth a viewing.

Anthony W. avatar
Anthony W.

The great story, characters, visuals, and so forth made this film incredibly memorable, as this movie will hold a special place in my heart.