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)

Dennis B. avatar
Dennis B.

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.

Adam Ramirez avatar
Adam Ramirez

Carolyn Brown is one of my favorite actors. I've enjoyed every single scene that he's ever been in.

Danielle W. avatar
Danielle W.

It was a terrific atmosphere in a jam-packed cinema. I was SO glad that I saw this film that you'll definitely need to see on a BIG screen

Lauren Vasquez avatar
Lauren Vasquez

Watch this movie in your nearby cinema. I promise you, it’s money well spent. cheers

Eric G. avatar
Eric G.

From beginning to end, this movie is amazing. I recommend it enough.

Stephanie P. avatar
Stephanie P.

I can guarantee you will not be disappointed by this film. Why? For one thing, it John Cage, Ashley Chen, who I felt did a marvelous job!

Tyler Payne avatar
Tyler Payne

Really loved the plot and action. The characters were really engaging too.

Olivia avatar
Olivia

Very good movie we enjoyed!

Andrew Boyd avatar
Andrew Boyd

This movie has no right to be as good as it was! I have forced every person i know to watch this movie to shed as might light on it as it deserves.

Donna avatar
Donna

Cute movie. Loved it. Well played out