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)

Roy avatar
Roy

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.

Karen Lynch avatar
Karen Lynch

What I'm obviously saying is GO SEE THIS MOVIE. It will not disappoint.

Amber H. avatar
Amber H.

Brandon Collwes acting performance was exceptional!

Elizabeth R. avatar
Elizabeth R.

This is a really amazingly original movie: it's surprising actually, at first glance you'd think this must just be a good movie that made it to the cinemas - but it's more than a good movie! It brings and original story based plot with a new concept to it

Deborah avatar
Deborah

Excellent movie. Glad I watched it.

Barbara avatar
Barbara

This movie is really good! I loved it. I loved Carolyn Brown in this movie.

Eric Murphy avatar
Eric Murphy

Carolyn Brown doesn't do bad movies. Always fun to watch

Anthony A. avatar
Anthony A.

Amazing exercise of stunning colour, isn't just a Music, it's a accomplishment, and is by far this year's best film.

Andrew avatar
Andrew

Love this movie. The main character is such an awesome character.

Edward Lawrence avatar
Edward Lawrence

This movie rocked the house! Brandon Collwes was excellent in this because of his huge amount of likability and charms, but was frightened and tense when he needed to be. But John Cage is definitely the best performance of the movie!

Bryan avatar
Bryan

great movie! would give 10 stars!

Albert avatar
Albert

This movie has a special place in my heart possibly because I've done the work that Alla Kovgan has done before! Great choice of actors as well!