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Six Films to See at CPH:DOX 2017

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CPH:DOX, Copenhagen’s international documentary festival, is back this year and the selection is massive. So massive, in fact, that we thought you could use a short list to get you started. Though you probably won’t get to every film you’d like to see (there are hundreds and we’ve all got to sleep sometime), we encourage you to get out there while these excellent documentaries are available on the big screen!

Here are the documentaries you don’t want to miss:

I Am Not Your Negro

Using the words of legendary American author James Baldwin, director Raoul Peck lays out the bitter history of black Americans and the struggle for civil rights that continues today. Baldwin’s words are as relevant today as when he spoke them, to chilling effect. A must-see film.

Sunday, 16 March
9:30 pm

→ Grand Teater
Mikkel Bryggers Gade 8
1460 København K

Sunday, 26 March
10:15 pm

→ Empire Bio
Guldbergsgade 29F
2200 København N

 
 
 

Dries

A look into the mind, work and process of Belgian fashion designer Dries Van Noten. His cerebral, trend-free take on fashion is refreshing and inspiring.

Saturday, 18 March
6:15 pm

→ Bremen Teater
Nyropsgade 39-41
1602 København V
Wednesday, 22 March
2:00 pm

→ Nordisk Film Dagmar
Jernbanegade 2
1608 København V
Friday, 24 March
9:45 pm

→ Nordisk Film Falkoner
Sylows Alle 15
2000 Frederiksberg

 
 
 

Northern Disco Lights

The incredible true story of how dance music came to Norway, and the determined people from Tromsø who made it happen. Side note: did you know skateboarding was illegal in Norway until the late 80s?

Saturday, 18 March
9:00 pm

→ Bremen Teater
Nyropsgade 39-41
1602 København V
Monday, 20 March
7:00 pm

→ Vester Vov Vov
Absalonsgade 5
1658 København V
Thursday, 23 March
10:15 pm

→ Empire Bio
Guldbergsgade 29F
2200 København N

 
 
 

My Mother is Pink

The strange, silly, surreal journey through Denmark and Germany for a mother and child duo. Performance artist Michael Richardt paints himself blue, while his mother paints their van pink. Together they meander through touchstones in his mother’s life, learning about each other and themselves in the process.

Friday, 17 March
9:45 pm

→ Grand Teater
Mikkel Bryggers Gade 8
1460 København K
Wednesday, 22 March
2:15 pm

→ Nordisk Film Palads
Axeltorv 9
1609 København V
Saturday, 25 March
3:00 pm

→ Empire Bio
Guldbergsgade 29F
2200 København N

 
 
 

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City

If you haven’t read The Death and Life of Great American Cities, Jane Jacobs’s masterpiece on urban planning and architecture, do yourself a favor and get on it. Jane Jacobs took on Robert Moses (and if you haven’t read The Power Broker by Robert Caro, add that to your reading list too) in New York in the 50s and 60s with her radical, humanistic approach to urbanism. This film explores her life and work.

Friday, 17 March
6:00 pm

→ Bremen Teater
Nyropsgade 39-41
1602 København V
Saturday, 18 March
6:00 pm

→ SPACE10
Flæsketorvet 10
1711 København V
Tuesday, 21 March
9:30 pm

→ Grand Teater
Mikkel Bryggers Gade 8
1460 København K

Sunday, 26 March
2:00 pm

→ Nordisk Film Dagmar
Jernbanegade 2
1608 København V

 
  

Spectator Records – Up in Smoke

The story of Denmark’s hippie, psychedelic past told through the lens of Spectator Records, the independent music label that ran from 1969 – 1972 before it all burned to the ground.

Scandinavia Standard is co-hosting the 19 March showing, including a Q&A with the directors and an after party DJ’d by Ras Money.

Thursday, 16 March
7:00 pm

→ Vester Vov Vov
Absalonsgade 5
1658 København V
Sunday, 19 March
8:00 pm

→ AbsalonCPH
Sønder Blvd 73
1720 København V

 
 

See the full CPH:DOX program for more great films.

 
 

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