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)

Anthony G. avatar
Anthony G.

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.

Billy H. avatar
Billy H.

The acting, directing, camera work, music and the script, everything about this movie is spot on.

Jonathan S. avatar
Jonathan S.

A movie of the highest order! Directed by Alla Kovgan has outdone himself. This is seriously his best film to date.

Gary avatar
Gary

This movie was pretty badass! if you haven't seen it before what are you waiting for? Go for it!!!

Timothy Alexander avatar
Timothy Alexander

This is one of THE best original Music 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!

Christine avatar
Christine

Best one for many many many years !!!! TRUE DIAMOND !!!

Laura Hansen avatar
Laura Hansen

Special gratitude to Alla Kovgan for crafting the Masterpiece out of a great character. I fell in love with the flick!

Kimberly Walters avatar
Kimberly Walters

Breath-taking, action packed and WOW!! We saw it twice, and would see it a dozen more times.

Doris R. avatar
Doris R.

This movie was absolutely stunning, and I loved every minute of it

Brandon O. avatar
Brandon O.

A riveting, creative, refreshing masterpiece! Ashley Chen and Carolyn Brown play their unusual characters very well.