Directed by: Alla Kovgan
2019 | USA | 93 minutes
Friday, December 3, 2021, 6pm
Saturday, December 4, 2021, 3pm
Saturday, December 4, 2021, 6pm
Sunday, December 5, 2021, 1pm
2019 marked the centenary of legendary American choreographer Merce Cunningham. This poetic film traces Merce’s artistic evolution over three decades of risk and discovery (1944–1972), from his early years as a struggling dancer in postwar New York to his emergence as one of the most visionary and influential choreographers worldwide. The 3D technology weaves together Merce's philosophies and stories, creating a visceral journey into the choreographer's world.
“What Kovgan's utterly transporting film does, through a thoughtful and dynamic combination of curated material and new performances, is radiate the rapturous power of dance” - The Hollywood Reporter
“This is a good time to remember that nonfiction films can be theatrical experiences that demand to be seen on the largest screen possible.” -Variety
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