Monthly Highlights

AWC movie group: Coda and King Richard

So many good movies are on in Copenhagen in November that we decided on two – but there’s a third that you should see (if you haven’t already), as well as information from the Danish Film Institute.


When: Friday, 5/11, 19:00
Where: Nordisk Film Biografer Dagmar (Jernbanegade 2, 1608 København V)
Contact: Mary Stewart Burgher (30506356; emessbe@yahoo.com) to reserve a ticket.

Join us on the first Friday of the month, at the Dagmar, between Vesterport Station and the Town Hall Square, to see Coda, which is not only a remake of a French film but also a new English-language hit with critics and audiences. We’ll meet at the Dagmar from 18:30.

Seventeen-year-old Ruby (Emilia Jones) is the sole hearing member of a deaf family: a CODA, child of deaf adults. Her life revolves around acting as interpreter for her parents (Marlee Matlin, Troy Kotsur) and working on the family’s struggling fishing boat every day before school with her father and older brother (Daniel Durant). But when Ruby joins her high school’s choir club, she discovers a gift for singing and soon finds herself drawn to her duet partner Miles (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo). Encouraged by her enthusiastic, tough-love choirmaster (Eugenio Derbez) to apply to a prestigious music school, Ruby finds herself torn between the obligations she feels to her family and the pursuit of her own dreams.

The critics say that Coda’s “story offers few surprises, but strong representation and a terrific cast bring this coming-of-age story vividly to life”. Find out more about the film, including photos and trailers, from kino.dk and Rotten Tomatoes.

King Richard

When: Sunday, 21/11, time to be announced
Where: To be announced
Contact: Mary Stewart Burgher (30506356; emessbe@yahoo.com) to agree on venue and time, and to reserve a ticket.

Armed with a clear vision and a brazen 78-page plan, Richard Williams was determined to write his daughters, Venus and Serena, into history. Training on Compton, California’s neglected tennis courts in all weathers the girls are shaped by their father’s unyielding commitment and their mother’s balanced perspective and keen intuition, defying the seemingly insurmountable odds and prevailing expectations of them. Based on a true story, King Richard follows the uplifting journey of a family whose unwavering resolve and unconditional belief ultimately delivers two of the world’s greatest sports legends.

US critics love the movie: “King Richard transcends sport biopic formulas with refreshingly nuanced storytelling – and a towering performance from Will Smith in the title role”. Find out more about the film, including photos and trailers, from kino.dk and Rotten Tomatoes.

And another one to see on your own

Also, the French classic, Les enfants du paradis (The children of the gods), is being re-released in a newly restored form in November. It’s agreed to be one of the best French films ever made and is absolutely terrific. Is you haven’t seen it – go! And if you have seen it – see it again! Find out more about the movie from kino.dk and Wikipedia.

Films: “Danish on a Sunday”

Twice a month, the Danish Film Institute (Cinemateket – Gothersgade 55, 1123 KBH K) screens a Danish classic or a highly acclaimed new production with English subtitles. Tickets are DKK 85 (DKK 55 for Institute members) and can be booked and purchased online. Please note that booked tickets must be picked up no later than 45 minutes prior to the screening. Find out more about the films on the Institute website.
The movies for October and November are:

  • Sunday, 7/11 at 14:15: Erna at War
  • Sunday, 28/11 at 14:15: Love Child

Danish also means Danish pastry! Before each screening, there is a special offer on a coffee with Danish pastry (or a piece of cake) at Restaurant SULT at an extra cost of only DKK 40.

Café Craft brunch no. 2

When: Saturday, 20/11, 10:30
Where: Salonen, 222 Østerbrogade (close to Svanemøllen station and all the buses that go there)
Contact: Mary Stewart Burgher (emessbe@yahoo.com, 3050 6356) so we know how many places to reserve.
The first meeting of crafters and friends, in October, was a hit – six people stayed three hours at Paludan Café and Antikvariat, enjoying food and drink, their crafts and each other’s company. We had a quilter, two cross-stitchers and a jewelry maker. Everyone had so much fun that we decided to meet every month or so.
Calling itself “a coffee, art and culture café in Østerbro”, Salonen is a quiet, hyggelig neighborhood place occupying the site of the last Alt for Damerne shop. You’ll like the food (hearty brunch for 100 kr), the artwork and the company. Bring you craftwork – or just a desire to hang out with friends – and join us.

Our Secrets Walk: Enghave Park

Join us to explore a little-known delight in Vesterbro, Enghave Park. First built in the 1920s, it has a water garden, a rose garden and a perennials garden, spaces for sports and a lovely bandstand designed by Arne Jakobsen. We’ll meet at Frederikberg Allé Metro Station (also served by buses 7A, 26 and 71), and walk over to the Park from there.
As usual, we will probably finish with some refreshments, which you can bring yourself, or get from one of the numerous local cafes. Join us!

See the second half of the Chronicle for a report on and photos of the October walk in Assistens Cemetery.

Holiday fun and fund-raising

Cookie swap, donation drop-off and jewelry sale

When: Saturday, 20/11, 14:00–17:00
Where: home of Claude Lawson, Borgermester Jensens Allé 1, st tv. (near the intersection of Østerbrogade and Jagtvej (Poul Henningsens Plads Metro Station (M3), buses 1A and 14, and Svanemøllen S-train Station)
Contact: Jonelle Lemcke ( jonellelemckedk@gmail.com) for details on the cookie swap, and Mary Stewart Burgher (emessbe@yahoo.com) if you have other questions.

Before you are caught up in the whirl of holiday events, have some fun, pick up affordable holiday gifts and contribute to AWC’s charity work by coming to our cookie swap, donation drop-off and jewelry sale. This event offers something for everyone, so join us!

Lots more information about this event in the November Chronicle.































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