If you were among the members of audience lounging in the soft sofas at Kunsthal Charlottenborg watching documentaries last year, then you know what to look forward to. If not, you now have the opportunity to try it again in March. Together with Normann Copenhagen we welcome you to the biggest sofa cinema in the country, Social Cinema, at Kunsthal Charlottenborg!

The cinema is designed with furniture from Normann  Copenhagen and offers magnificent showings of international documentaries, audiovisual concerts, conferences, talkshows and many more events in the special laid back surroundings.

The designer sofa cinema is called Social Cinema, because, according to CPH:DOX, it “encourages laid back and social film experiences that (literally) bring the audience closer together”.

Here you can find the full schedule of the films and events that will take place at Social Cinema this March!

Wednesday March 20


20:00

The Man Who Played With Fire

The Millennium author Stieg Larsson’s double life as a journalist fighting right-wing extremism in Europe. A captivating film in the noir tradition.

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20:00

True Stories

David Byrne on an excursion as the ultimate gentleman tourist in smalltown America. Shown in a newly restored version full of songs from the eponymous Talking Heads album.

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Thursday March 21


18:30

Europe Opening Night

Opening night for this year’s major topic on Europe, the state of democracy and the history of European ideas.

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18:30

Democracy LTD

A thorough snapshot of Europe in the year 2019, where trust in the community is being eroded, and where the masses have become unpredictable.

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21:00

The Heart is a Drum

The unhappy love story behind the Motorik beat, which through NEU! influenced Joy Division, Iggy Pop and David Bowie.

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Friday March 22


19:00

Bauhaus Spirit

The story of the interdisciplinary movement, which changed the way we see the world – and the way we live in it.

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21:30

Opening Part feat. Olof Dreijer (The Knife) dj-set

Opening party at Kunsthal Charlottenborg with one half of the political and activist pop group The Knife.

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21:30

Into a Space of Love

Strike a pose! The vogue culture’s blossoming at the end of the 1980s’ LGBTQ+ scene in New York, according to the visual artist Wu Tsang.

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Saturday March 23


12:30

Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes

Jazzy coolness meets today’s self-conscious, black music scene in an excellent film about the visionary record label behind the legendary covers.

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12:30

Blue Note Records: Film + Concert

Join us to celebrate 80 years of Blue Note Records. An outstanding film about the visionary record label and subsequent all-female concert with interpretation of the music.

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15:30

Peter Lindbergh – Women’s Stories

The German star photographer’s life seen through his own revolutionary fashion photos, told by the women themselves.

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18:15

Halston

This year’s fashion film. Meet the designer and gay icon, who was the missing link between classic Hollywood and Studio 54.

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18:15

CPH:DOX x Copenhagen Fashion Week: Premiere on fashion documentary ‘Halston’

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21:15

Don’t Give a Fox party feat. Girls Are Awesome

 

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21:15

Don’t Give a Fox

An all-girl skate crew embarks on a road trip around Denmark in a youth film about dreams, friendships and bruises.

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Sunday March 24


12:00

Resistance Fighters

Public health, ethics and big business in a thriller about resistant bacteria – the tiny killers that could have major consequences.

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14:30

Patrimonium

‘Patrimonium’ opens up its doors to the world of landed nobility, in a beautiful and warm film where time passes and stands still at the same time.

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16:30

Badiou

A philosophical portrait of France’s great thinker, who has dedicated his life to building bridges between thought and action, the political and our community.

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18:45

Normal

Aesthetically accomplished visual satire of the norms that dictate how boys become proper men and how girls should behave.

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20:45

Varda by Agnès

The French filmmaker’s brand new self-portrait is a rewarding and highly charming journey through her imaginative life’s opus.

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Monday March 25


10:00

CPH:CONFERENCE SCIENCE & FILM

The conference kicks off with a day dedicated to science and cinema, and to the creative exchange between the two. With continued support from the Lundbeck Foundation, CPH:DOX returns with its popular CPH:SCIENCE programme to celebrate the value of science in society in the “Age of Misinformation” with increasingly curious definitions of what constitutes fact. Curated by Greg Boustead of Science Sandbox, we will hear from the most celebrated independent artists, directors, producers, and academics in the world, when we unpack and explore new approaches to science storytelling.

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17:30

Almost Human

Stephen Fry narrates Jeppe Rønde’s visionary science essay, where the artistic ambitions have intergalactic dimensions.

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19:00

Human Nature

Science fiction becomes reality right before our eyes in a film about the genetic remix of human DNA, which captures the revolution in real-time.

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21:30

Chasing Einstein

Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity has been the dominant narrative of physics for 100 years – but what do we do when it can no longer answer all our questions?

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Tuesday March 26


17:30

Film + Talk: A User’s guide to Cheating Death

Fake news and pseudoscience are a threat to our health and well-being. Meet the scientist who has set out to conjure away the advice of celebrities and make common sense fashionable again.

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19:30

The Last Male on Earth

The last male specimen of a rare rhinoceros is surrounded by a human tragicomedy.

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21:30

Hi, AI

Algorithms meet human emotions in a stylish science fiction documentary about our new fellow citizens: robots.

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Wednesday March 27


17:30

A Cherry Tale

Three Danish entrepreneurs embark on making cherry wine on the island of Lolland. An adventure about taking the leap from hobby to risky business.

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19:45

Nona

There are plenty of plot twists in this excellent Chilean crime hybrid of fiction and home video, with the director’s grandmother in the lead role.

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21:45

Berlin Bouncer

Berlin’s wild nightlife is woven together with the city’s turbulent history, told here by three of its charismatic bouncers – and yes, Sven from Berghain is one of them!

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Thursday March 28


17:15

The Biggest Little Farm

Seven years on a self-sustained farm in California. Documented by the two idealistic famers themselves, with love for earth and the environment.

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19:30

Property

Seven years on a self-sustained farm in California. Documented by the two idealistic famers themselves, with love for earth and the environment.

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21:45

Brexit Party: ‘Everybody In the Place’ + acid-house dj-set by Tight Cherry (MMHRadio)

The night before Brexit – March 28 – we pay tribute to England with eulogy speech, films about rave culture and acid house DJ afterparty!

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21:45

Everybody in Place

The acid house culture of 1990s Britain reinterpreted as a political and cultural prism, in a performative film lecture by the artist Jeremy Deller.

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Friday March 29


10:00

CPH:CONFERENCE: The Art of Cinema

What does artistic autonomy mean in cinema today? Can cinema across genres still act as a medium of personal expression and cultural significance? And how do these translate during a time of increasing awareness around notions of identity, diversity and gender equality in our culture at large? Who is given the platform to tell their story and how? Join curator Vanja Kaludjercic of MUBI to find out on the last day of our conference.

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Saturday March 30


12:00

A Word for Human

Behind the scenes at the Danish Royal Library during one year, when Marina Abramović and Olafur Eliasson are among the many visitors.

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14:00

On the Inside of a Military Dictatorship

Myanmar’s tragedy presented with an eye for the complexities of power and the devilish details in a film about the hard path to democracy.

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17:00

Young and Alive

France’s youth in a generational portrait from the year’s since Charlie Hebdo, short on the streets and looking towards an uncertain future.

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21:00

Silicium: ‘Primordial’ (Bjørn Svin vs. Carl Emil Carlsen)

Experience the electronic legend Bjørn Svin and the visual artist Carl Emil Carlsen’s latest collaboration in the sofa cinema at Charlottenborg.

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Sunday March 31


12:00

The Open Window

Two young girls from a poor neighbourhood in Delhi experience the promise of the Internet in making their own choices for the future.

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14:00

Assholes a Theory

The film adaptation of the psychology professor Aaron James’s witty bestseller about why some people are just assholes – and how you can deal with them!

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16:15

Alexander Tovborg: Troens Ridder

Doubt, faith and ecstasy in a portrait (and more) of the artist as a young man, where mythological motifs meet a self-sacrificial practice.

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18:30

The Disappearance of My Mother

The filmmaker’s mother has decided to disappear – but this will not happen without a fight. A loving and unusual mother/son story with a camera rolling between them.

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20:30

PJ Harvey: A Dog Called Money

PJ Harvey’s cinematic diary from the journey through three conflict zones, which were turned into the sparkling and political songs of her latest album.

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