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)

Mark avatar
Mark

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.

Jennifer avatar
Jennifer

I was entertained. This movie is simply a well structured, interesting and remarkably smart movie.

Teresa Bradley avatar
Teresa Bradley

I enjoyed everything and every moment. Ashley Chen again proves why he's one of the cinema's masters.

Marie R. avatar
Marie R.

One of the best movie of my life! With both Brandon Collwes and Carolyn Brown I was fairly certain I would like the movie, but I actually loved it!

Howard avatar
Howard

It was a very nice movie. Just try to have fun and you will enjoy it.

Adam Bryant avatar
Adam Bryant

Oh my God!!! I can say without overstatement that I just saw the most gripping and entertaining film to come out in at least the past ten years!

Gary S. avatar
Gary S.

This was a wonderful movie to watch. I had a great moment of thinking about people around me after watching this great movie.

Anthony H. avatar
Anthony H.

This movie is one that I watch over and over. Being a fan of Ashley Chen acting, this is one of my favorite movies for his acting because he plays such a very interesting character! He's funny and plays the part well. The entire cast is perfectly cast and the story line is great. I highly recommend this movie.