Wander around town with CPH:DOX when the festival screens documentaries at odd locations – with films in a mosque, at Normann Copenhagen, the festival’s own mini-cinema, under the Knippelsbro bridge and at the apartment of the residents of the 8Tallet building.
A closed cinema from 1926, where the Normann Copenhagen store is now located, CPH:DOX’s own cinema, the blue-domed mosque on Vibevej – these are just some of the places where CPH:DOX will screen documentaries at this year’s festival.
When CPH:DOX takes place for the 13th time, the festival will take over a wide range of locations. At the Normann Copenhagen store at the Triangle in Østerbro you can see, among others, five artistic and innovative films by five Danish contemporary artists. You can also take a trip to New York with street art Banksy when Normann Copenhagen presents ‘Banksy Does New York’. Both films will be shown in the former Triangle Theatre cinema in the heart of Østerbro, with free drinks at both events.
Throughout the festival period, you can also visit the King’s Garden (Kongens Have), where CPH:DOX will pitch a 50 metre long tent furnished by Normann Copenhagen. TELTET will host a cornucopia of quirky activities, debates, parties and film screenings.
You can also visit CPH:DOX’s own headquarters on Tagensvej 85F, which is an old factory building. If the walls could talk, they would be guaranteed to tell many stories.
On Sunday November 15, you will be able to listen to the story of the workers at the Chinese factory in Wang Bing’s uncompromising documentary where the working conditions and morale are somehow reminiscent of CPH:DOX’s own work atmosphere. You will also be offered coffee and chinese food.
From the factory to the Royal Theatre. CPH:DOX will also screen films at Skuespilhuset, where the focus will be set on the sea, boats and puppets. Also, at Kayak Bar under the Knippelsbro bridge the theme will be water – both in terms of the bar’s location and the film ‘Walking Under Water’, where we learn about an ancient culture of diving underwater in Borneo.
Back on land, and almost on the way to the holy. In the Imam Ali Mosque with two 32-metre high minarets and the blue dome, the film ‘Muhammad: The Messenger of God’ and ‘A Sinner in Mecca will be shown. In another variation of the house of God – in Absalon’s Church – we will also show lots of documentaries during the festival, such as the Danish ‘A Place Called Lloyd’, Josefine’s Farm, ‘Flotel Europa’ and many others.
CPH:DOX takes over Amager
For the first time CPH:DOX will come to Amager with numerous events. The satirical activist duo The Yes Men are coming to Kulturhuset at Islands Brygge, where you will have the opportunity to meet the always (thought) provoking men and see their latest film ‘The Yes Men Are Revolting’. At the Blue Planet, you can also watch film from the activist department. The Oscar-winning director behind ‘The Cove’, Louise Psihoyos, has made a documentary about the world’s most endangered species.
If you prefer architecture, you can hop on the metro to Vestamager, when CPH:DOX presents a special film night with residents of the apartments of the 8Tallet building. Here you can see the film ‘The Infinite Happiness’, which is a warm mosaic tale of the architect Bjarke Ingels’ unique creation told through the residents’ daily lives in the building.