"Immersive and enthralling" Screen International "Sensational, demands to be seen" Variety "Utterly transporting" Hollywood Reporter

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“I never was interested in dancing that referred to a mood or or a feeling, or in a sense expressed the music ... the dancing does not refer, it is what it is. It’s that whole visual experience.” So said transformative choreographer and dancer Merce Cunningham, the man who left his indelible mark on modern dance.  Those of you who already think of Cunningham as 'Merce' won't need any persuading!

Says in Nick Allen's ecstatic review of this documentary:  "[Director] Kovgan proves exceptional at making an audience understand a subject through unconventional filmmaking, just like Cunningham was clearly gifted at filling a stage with ideas, without having to say what it all means.  A celebration of New York choreographer Merce Cunningham, the film dreams beyond restrictions many visual storytellers seemingly adhere to. As its narrative tells brief bits about Cunningham's life, and puts his other-worldly dance routines center stage while accompanied by flourishes from 20th century avant-garde music from the likes of John Cage, Cunningham honors the tools of filmmaking—sound, action, dialogue—with the harmonious blending of three art forms: music, dance, poetry."


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93 mins

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