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Six Documentaries to See at CPH:DOX 2018

Back for it’s fifteenth year, Scandinavia’s biggest documentary festival, CPH:DOX, promises to have something for everyone. In addition to a huge range of Scandinavian and international films, there are also events, concerts and parties to celebrate various aspects of the documentary film industry.

These are the documentaries we’re most excited to see at this year’s CPH:DOX festival:

Exorcism: An Evening with Jenny Wilson

Now this is a night you won’t want to miss! Swedish alt-pop goddess Jenny Wilson will be releasing her new autobiographical album, “Exorcism,” all about sexual abuse and the #MeToo movement. Pre-release, she’ll be showcasing a few short films. After the listening session and explanation from Wilson, there will be a mini-concert and finally a DJ set to make sure you’re dancing into the early hours of the morning. A truly special experience!

Thursday, 15th March
6:00 pm & 8:00 pm

→ Charlottenborg Kunsthal

Kongens Nytorv 1
1050 København K

 
 

Dolphin Man

The true story of Jacques Mayol, which inspired the cult classic “The Big Blue,” is finally being told through archival footage and interviews with his family. The free diver lived a life full of adventure and wonder, and his ability to connect to the creatures of the ocean is inspiring. This film will make you feel good and remind you of the power of the human spirit.

Friday, 16th March
5:00 pm

→ Empire Bio

Guldbergsgade 29F
2200 København N

Saturday, 17th March
5:30 pm

→ Den Blå Planet

Jacob Fortlingsvej 1
2770 Kastrup

Tuesday, 20th March
4:30 pm

→ Palads Teatret

Axeltorv 9
1609 København V

Sunday, 25th March
7:30 pm

→ Empire Bio

Guldbergsgade 29F
2200 København N

 
 

Lykkelænder

The cultures of Greenland and Denmark are tied together through history and mythology. Danish artist Lasse Lau reflects on these ties, and the ways in which colonial history informs this relationship to the present day, in this documentary. His approach is very much that of an outsider wanting to learn.

Sunday, 18th March
4:30 pm

→ Grand Teatret

Mikkel Bryggers Gade 8
1460 København

Wednesday, 21st March
5:00 pm

→ Empire Bio

Guldbergsgade 29F
2200 København N

Friday, 23rd March
9:15 pm

→ Gloria Biograf

Rådhuspladsen 57
1550 København K

 
 

Betty – They Say I’m Different

You may not know the name Betty Davis, but you should. She’s the original funk singer bringing together sex appeal, dirty lyrics and one hell of a beat She rose to fame in the 70s and then suddenly disappeared off the scene. Find out about her incredible life and hear her music.

Sunday, 18th March
7:15 pm

→ Cinemateket

Gothersgade 55
1123 København K

Wednesday, 21st March
9:30 pm

→ Dagmar Teatret

Jernbanegade 2
1612 København V

Friday, 23rd March
8:00 pm

→ Cinemateket

Gothersgade 55
1123 København K

 
 

A Woman Captured

This is an almost unbelievable story, but then you see it for yourself. Marish is a slave living with an Hungarian family (who have allowed themselves to be documented for a fee!). Marish’s documents have been taken away and she’s barely treated as human, not even allowed to see her daughter. The film is incredibly hard to watch, but it’s important: modern-day slavery is all around us, and we must wake up to its evils. Documentarian Bernadett Tuza-Ritter spent two years filming Marish and working with her to end her slavery. Find out what happens.

Monday, 19th March
7:00 pm

→ Palads Teatret

Axeltorv 9
1609 København V

Friday, 23rd March
4:30 pm

→ Palads Teatret

Axeltorv 9
1609 København V

Sunday, 25th March
9:15 pm

→ Cinemateket

Gothersgade 55
1123 København K

 
 

Inventing Tomorrow

YES TO THIS FILM! See young people from all over the world being the badass problem solvers that they are. We follow a group of teenagers to the International Science and Engineering Fair ISEF in the United States. 16 year old Indian Sahithi is developing a solution to lake pollution in Bangalore. Need to a heavy dose of optimism? This film is for you.

Tuesday, 20th March
7:30 pm

→ Empire Bio

Guldbergsgade 29F
2200 København N

Sunday, 25th March
12:00

→ Cinemateket

Gothersgade 55
1123 København K

See the full 2018 CPH:DOX program here.

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