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)

Julia H. avatar
Julia H.

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.

Lisa Sandoval avatar
Lisa Sandoval

An absolutely overall amazing film that must be watched by everyone!

Mark Larson avatar
Mark Larson

Very clever and most excellent acting.

Donald Cruz avatar
Donald Cruz

great performance by all, I truly enjoyed this Biography movie

Deborah avatar
Deborah

Everything about this movie is great and frankly, I don't find any flaws in it. People might think I'm being too generous and that I'm blinded by my love for Alla Kovgan. No, I just know a damn good movie when I see one.

Jacob avatar
Jacob

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

Danielle Miller avatar
Danielle Miller

It was a decent movie. Very entertaining!

Alan P. avatar
Alan P.

Fantastic movie! Instantly one of my favorites. It felt so realistic and relatable, thanks to great directing, writing, and acting.

Donald avatar
Donald

If you are a fan of Brandon Collwes then you'll love this movie. Of course, he plays a similar character to this other roles but so do most actors.

Alan Lawson avatar
Alan Lawson

I've always loved this movie and watched it many times.