Min Mor Er Pink
Performance artist Michael Richardt and his mother Malou are ready to go on a road trip around Denmark and Germany. Both to seek out the many short stops in the mother’s life journey, and to rediscover each other. Michael has never known his African father, and the skeletons are rattling in the closet. But if you thought you had seen or heard it all before, then you are in for a surprise. The both flamboyant and sensitive Michael turns up on the day of the departure painted in blue. As in completely blue, from top to toe.
Empire, 17:30, Tickets
A viral video of a young Norwegian man who provokes random people on the street to beat him up becomes the first domino to topple in an absurd media saga that sends him to L.A. as the star of a campaign for an energy drink. The advertising executives have dollar signs in their eyes: it is extreme, it is viral and it is everything that young people want! What he hasn’t told anyone is that his videos are fake. And so things go horribly wrong.
Empire, 20:00, Tickets
Last Men in Aleppo
The opening film of this year’s CPH:DOX has already proven its worth and importance by winning the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in January this year. And the Danish-produced documentary also gets unusually close to the people who don’t run away, but come running, when the bombs explode in Syria’s ravaged city of Aleppo. The doctors from the Syrian aid organisation the White Helmets work their way through collapsed schools and homes to take care of both survivors and the dead.
Grand, 21:30, Tickets
Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee
Sex, drugs, murder and yoga. The Oscar-nominated filmmaker Nanette Burstein dives into the wild story of the antivirus creator John McAfee, and paints a picture of a paranoid, megalomaniac eccentric. After earning millions on his software in the 1990s, John McAfee moved to Belize’s sun-drenched jungle, where he created a haven protected by gangsters and with an abundance of drugs and young girls. In 2012, he fled to Guatemala after his neighbour was found dead with a gunshot wound. And in 2016, he ran for President of the United States. Too good to be true?
Vester Vov Vov, 19:00. Tickets
Urban gardening and floral philosophy in a film that goes beyond man himself and rethinks our place in a vibrant, flourishing world. Urban gardening is just the latest addition to a series of signs that nature and culture are not as separated as they made you believe in school – and that there is a healthy desire to overcome a world view where man is the centre of the universe. From urban gardens in Detroit to an Indian philosopher in South Dakot, and to guerilla gardening in Zurich’s clean suburbs.
Vester Vov Vov, 11:00, Tickets