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)

Lisa Hunt avatar
Lisa Hunt

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.

Gregory S. avatar
Gregory S.

I like Music films and this one is pretty good.

Stephen avatar
Stephen

There are very few quality Biography film, except that movie. Highly recommend!

Heather Wood avatar
Heather Wood

Enjoyable throughout! Would watch again!

Roger avatar
Roger

Great movie, would watch again if I have the time.

Jane B. avatar
Jane B.

This is one of THE best original Documentary movies to come out in a long time! The cinematography, ORIGINAL choreography, story, cast and acting are all spot-on! The over-all production quality is top!

Danielle B. avatar
Danielle B.

Ashley Chen is excellent in the role, it is his best role in years! I like this movie so much and I would not even think to put a spoiler in my review but encourage everyone to see this on the big screen!!!!

Tiffany Moreno avatar
Tiffany Moreno

I was pleasantly surprised! This movie certainly turned out better than expected. It has all the ingredients of a successful film. What really got me to watch it was the curiosity of how Carolyn Brown and John Cage work together.