Last spring, the documentary film festival inaugurated its Social Cinema, where 250 spectators could lounge on sofas by the Danish design brand Normann Copenhagen. More than 5000 festival goers in total did so under CPH:DOX 2017!  This March, CPH:DOX and Normann Copenhagen will once again team up to offer their audience a very comfortable cinematic experience, following last year’s success.

The Social Cinema will be a Pop-up during the 11 days of the festival at Kunsthal Charlottenborg. It will be free seating, so make sure to be there in time if you would like a good seat.

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”.

Expect something new this year – a new modular sofa from Normann Copenhagen called Sum will be your host for the evening. Sum is designed by Simon Legald, and has a lighter feel than what you are used to with other modular sofas. Concurrently, Sum is built in resilient foam, ensuring maximum comfort and support for your back during film screenings. Sum has been specially made for CPH:DOX’s audience to enjoy at Kunsthal Charlottenborg.

During the festival, the audience will also be given the opportunity to win one of the special Sum sofas in a competition – keep an eye on Normann Copenhagen’s social media platforms.

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

Thursday March 15


20:00

Exorcism: An evening with Jenny Wilson

The Swedish pop star confronts the culture of sexual assault against women when she invites us to short films, a listening session, a mini-concert and a DJ set on the opening night at Kunsthal Charlottenborg.

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Friday March 16


19:00

The Most Unknown

A scientific exploration of the unknown, where the greatest mysteries of physics and nature can be found at the bottom of the ocean and in outer space.

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21:45

Opening Party feat. Boiler Room 4:3 & Marshall Jefferson

Opening party with film and a DJ set by house legend Marshall Jefferson with Kasper Marott, in collaboration with the electronic music platform Boiler Room.

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Saturday March 17


12:30

Karl’s Perfect Day

The best day ever from morning to midnight. You would wish you were the Swedish artist Karl Holmqvist after this poetic dream of a hybrid film.

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15:00

The Green Lie

Are we seduced by the good message of sustainability when we go shopping? A docu-comedy where nothing is what it seems.

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18:00

The xx Opening Film: God’s Own Country + Landline

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21:00

The xx Party

We celebrate the London band’s film programme with a party at Charlottenborg with the band itself. Romy spins the turntables followed by DJ sets by, among others, First Hate.

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Sunday March 18


12:30

Alphago

Man vs. machine in the ultimate showdown: the South Korean world champion meets Google DeepMind for a game of the Asian board game Go.

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15:15

Gambling, Gods and LSD

One of the last fifteen years’ most magnificent and visionary documentaries is a monument to ecstasy as a source of happiness – and new knowledge.

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19:00

Picture of Light

In search of northern lights in a beautiful and philosophical film from the end of the world, with music by Jim O’Rourke.

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Monday March 19


17:30

Chef Flynn

Master chef at the age of 12 and an international celebrity just a few years later. Watch it happen in a film that will make the stomachs roar in the cinema.

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21:00

Sisters Academy + The Rare Event

An atmospheric documentation of a performative 24 hour experiment held last year the exhibition space Den Frie in Copenhagen.

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Tuesday March 20


19:00

Last Year in Utopia

Bertolt Brecht meets Big Brother in the reconstruction of the reality TV show that collapsed. Stylish, enigmatic and with German humour.

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21:15

Silas

Simple technology and inspiring idealism. Meet a modern, African activist fighting against corruption and illegal deforestation in a film that actually makes a difference.

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Wednesday March 21


19:00

The Distant Barking of Dogs

Picturesque and heartbreaking film that lets us experience an Ukrainian warzone through the eyes and fragile body of a young boy.

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21:00

Possessed

The internet alchemists Metahaven’s visual essay about the (a)social media’s occult force of attraction, set against a dark score by Laurel Halo.

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21:00

Laurel Halo vs. ‘Possessed’

The electronic shooting star musician performs a concert after a new trippy film with a score by Halo herself.

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Thursday March 22


18:30

The Price of Everything

The art market seen from the inside in an entertaining and insightful film about art, money and prestige – and about the price of letting oneself be seduced.

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18:30

In Praise of Nothing

Iggy Pop is the voice of Nothing in a film about everything. Confused? This is just the beginning of a massive cosmic comedy.

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Saturday March 24


12:00

Laila at the Bridge

A fight against the Afghan heroin mafia with the most ‘badass’ woman in Kabul. A powerful film about a woman who is willpower in its purest form.

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14:00

The Raft

Three months without privacy on a raft. The story of the strangest social experiment of all times – told by those who took part in it.

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16:30

Faces Places

The 89-year-old filmmaker Agnès Varda on a road trip around France with the photographer JR in one of this year’s most beloved and imaginative films.

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18:30

Team Hurricane

Annika Berg’s neon-coloured ‘punk chick flick’ raises the middle finger to norms and traditions.

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21:00

Soho Rezanejad vs. Annika Berg

Dark and progressive electro-pop meets the ‘Team Hurricane’ director’s debut as a live VJ in an audiovisual experiment.

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Sunday March 25


11:30

Influenza (on Kirstine Roepstorff)

The creative process behind the Danish artist’s work leading up to the Venice Biennale last year, elegantly portrayed as a reflection on creation itself.

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13:15

Blue Velvet Revisited

Behind the scenes at the greatest cult film of the 1980s with David Lynch in the director’s chair.

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15:00

Love Means Zero

Character-driven filmmaking at its best. Meet the colourful and charismatic tennis legend Nick Bollettieri, as he faces a tough opponent.

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20:00

The Ballad of Shirley Collins

Occult, pagan natural mysticism from the English countryside meets the folk ballad tradition in the 82-year-old folk singer Shirley Collins’s supernaturally beautiful voice.

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20:00

Shirley Collins: Film + concert

This year’s closing event is a bit of a scoop! The legendary 82-year-old folk singer is visiting Denmark for the first time with a concert and a new portrait film.

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