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)

Rebecca avatar
Rebecca

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.

Donald avatar
Donald

A must-see! Especially for every lover of the unusual, Biography and strange.

Johnny J. avatar
Johnny J.

I would recommend this movie to anyone who loves watching Biography, yes we are far from the reality, but when you are in there watching this, you become a part of the movie and it becomes the reality

Linda Martin avatar
Linda Martin

It was fan-tas-tic! I truly loved this movie! either if you like Documentary, just let your eyes feast on this masterpiece.

Crystal avatar
Crystal

I Love it! It is perfect and Just what I was looking for!

Beverly avatar
Beverly

It takes a very good movie to keep my attention. I found I had to remind myself to keep breathing!!

Roger avatar
Roger

Never in my life have I loved a movie so much I needed to see it again immediately after I watched it!

Kyle avatar
Kyle

Alla Kovgan movie is nothing short of a classic masterpiece, like all of his movies of course!

Andrea avatar
Andrea

Very good movie we enjoyed!

Janice Wells avatar
Janice Wells

Watch this one!

Alexander Hernandez avatar
Alexander Hernandez

I'm pretty sure Carolyn Brown and John Cage's breath-taking performance on their talking scene made SOME people cry! They are beautiful, they are convincing, they are talented, they perform stunningly and they CAN act. It was true pleasure to watch this film

Donna avatar
Donna

Good movie. Trailer explains everything.