The Ice King International Debut at CPH:DOX

The biopic on legendary figure skater John Curry, The Ice King, makes its international premiere at Denmark's annual non-fiction fest, CPH:DOX. 

One of the world biggest documentary festivals the event will take place from 15 to 25 February and features a mix of cinema, television and media art. 

John Curry transformed ice skating from a dated sport into an exalted art form. Coming out on the night of his Olympic win in 1976, he became the first openly gay Olympian in a time when homosexuality was not even fully legal. 

CPH:DOX Lineup

Attending: Oli Harbottle (Head of Distribution & Acquisitions), Cleo Veger (Sales Executive)

 

THE ICE KING

Screening times

 22 Mar, 19:30, Empire
23 Mar, 21:15, Park Bio
25 Mar, 19:00, Palads

JAMES ERSKINE

"A MOVING TRIBUTE TO JOHN CURRY - A SUBLIMELY TALENTED MAN WHO STRADDLED SPORT AND ART IN AN EXTRAORDINARY WAY"

The Times

89' | UK | 2018 | HD

The greatest ice skater of all time, John Curry transformed a dated sport into an art form and made history by becoming the first openly gay Olympian in a time when homosexuality was not even fully legal.

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MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A.

Screening times

15 Mar, 21:15, Palads
15 Mar, 21:40, Palads
17 Mar, 22:00, Empire
23 Mar, 21:15, Bremen Teater

Steve Loveridge

"It's a thrill" ★★★★

The Guardian

95' |  Sri Lanka, UK, USA | 2018

Drawn from a never-before-seen cache of personal footage spanning decades, MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is an intimate portrait of the Sri Lankan artist and musician who continues to shatter conventions.

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THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING

Screening Times

22 Mar, 18:30, Charlottenborg
23 Mar, 14:15, Dagmar
25 Mar, 14:30, Cinemateket

NATHANIEL KAHN

"HILARIOUS AND UNNERVING”

Filmmaker Magazine

99’ | USA | 2018 | HD

Deep dive into the rarefied world of contemporary art where everything can be bought and sold, The Price of Everything is a stunning exposé of the role of art in today’s consumerist society. 

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THE DEMINER

Screening times

18 Mar, 21:00, Dagmar
21 Mar, 21:30, Grand Teatret
25 Mar, 21:30, Palads

 

HOGIR HIRORI & SHINWAR KAMAL

"SUBTLE AND INTRIGUING, SHOWING THE BEAUTY OF LIGHT AS IT PLAYS AGAINST THESE CRUEL KILLING FIELDS."

Screen Daily

83' | SWEDEN | 2017 | HD

With just a pair of wire cutters, deminer Fakhir disarms thousands of explosive mines across Mosul (Iraq) - a task that could cost him his life but save the lives of thousands.

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STUDIO 54

Screening Times

16 Mar, 21:40, Grand Teatret
22 Mar, 22:00, Empire
24 Mar, 21:30, Bremen Teater

 
 

Matt Tyrnauer

"captures the delirium — and the dark side — of the legendary New York disco."

Variety

98' | USA | 2018 | HD

1970s New York. One nightclub defines an era and a generation. For the first time, one of the people behind the infamous Studio 54 tells the in-depth story of how the world's greatest nightclub was created.

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MINDING THE GAP

Screening times

16 Mar, 19:00, Grand Teatret
20 Mar, 19:30, Empire
23 Mar, 18:30, Hotel Cecil

Bing Liu

"Touching" 

Variety

98’ | USA | 2018 | HD

Three young men bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust Belt hometown. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship.

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Generation wealth

Screening times

17 Mar, 22:00, Empire
22 Mar, 21:00, Bremen Teater
24 Mar, 14:00, Palads

 

 

 

Lauren greenfield

"An ambitious and also infuriating look at the pursuit of riches"

The Hollywood Reporter

108' | USA | 2018 | HD

Generation Wealth is the fruition of a twenty-five-year documentary inquiry into what has been called “the influence of affluence”. In the era when Donald Trump becomes president, Lauren Greenfield's film is a searing exploration of the aspiration for wealth.

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WESTWOOD: PUNK, ICON, ACTIVIST

Screening Times

19 Mar, 19:30, Bremen Teater
22 Mar, 17:15, Empire
24 Mar, 21:30, Grand Teatret

78' | UK | 2018 | HD

With exclusive, unprecedented access, Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist is the first film to encompass the remarkable story of Vivienne’s life, her fashion, her personality, her activism and her cultural importance.

 

 Lorna Tucker

"She deserves the applause and praise heaped upon her" 

 Screen Daily

 
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THAT SUMMER

Screening times

19 Mar, 19:30, Bremen Teater
22 Mar, 17:15, Empire
24 Mar, 21:30, Grand Teatret

80’ | SWEDEN, USA, DENMARK | 2017 | HD

The Beales of Grey Gardens, Big Edie and Little Edie take centre stage in That Summer. The film uncovers footage lost for decades shot by Andy Warhol, Peter Beard and the socialite sister of Jackie Onassis, Lee Radziwill.

GÖRAN HUGO OLSSON

"MASTERFUL"

The Hollywood Reporter

 
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THIS IS CONGo

Screening Times

15 Mar, 16:30, Dagmar
19 Mar, 19:00, Røde Kors Frivillighus
21 Mar, 17:00, Vester Vov Vov

Daniel McCabe

"A documentary of stunning beauty and tragic violence" 

Screen Daily

91’, 60' | dRC / Us / Canada / Qatar | 2017 | HD

A highly-immersive, unfiltered look into one of the longest conflicts in the world, This is Congo, has its world premiere at the Venice Biennale. 

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MOUNTAIN

Screening times

17 Mar, 17:00, Zentropa, Hvidovre
17 Mar, 17:15, Empire
19 Mar, 21:15, Cinemateket
25 Mar, 21:30, Grand Teatret

 

Jen Peedom

"A sublime rush of adrenaline and orchestral beauty" ★★★★ 

The Guardian

73' | Australia | 2017 | HD


From the director of the BAFTA-nominated Sherpa and narrated by Willem Dafoe, Mountain explores the nature of our modern fascination with mountains in collaboration with one of the greatest chamber orchestras in the world.

 
 

The Work

Screening times

15 Mar, 17:00, Empire
19 Mar, 18:15, Apostelkirken
25 Mar, 17:15, Empire

Jairus McLeary & Gethin Aldous

"Better than fiction" ★★★★★

The Times

87' | USA | 2017 | HD

Inside Folsom Prison, The Work follows three men during four days of intensive group therapy with serving convicts, revealing an intimate and powerful portrait of authentic human transformation that transcends what we think of as rehabilitation.

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