Late October Events: Pix and choose from the best of cinema

David Noel Bourke’s Bakerman among the films making their premiere at this year’s festival

CPH: PIX
Oct 27-Nov 9, various times and venues; cphpix.dk

Copenhagen’s annual film festival is back with more screenings, concerts and events – some 600 in total.

A major shake-up in 2009 saw the birth of CPH: PIX from the ashes of the city’s former festival, and this year it is merging with Buster, the film festival for children.

Programs for schools and families will run during working hours, whilst the CPH: PIX “line-up of alternative mainstream, edgy arthouse and genre films” will air in the afternoons and evenings.

While the Buster program is already available, the main one won’t be released until September 29. It promises premieres alongside local feature films like David Noel Bourke’s Bakerman.

And on the Thousandth Night …
Oct 29, 19:00; Pasteursvej 20, Cph V; 130-200kr, dansehallerne.dk; 360 mins (including breaks)

Forced Entertainment‘s award-winning show is coming to Dansehallerene this month on October 29.

The show, a recent recipient of the Iben Award, will be shown in Copenhagen as part of the Works at Work’ Festival.

Narrated live by a number of kings and queens wearing red capes and paper crowns, it’s a long, mutating and infinitely wound story that is ultimately, self-cancelling – a story with dips and turns that seems to include many, if not all the stories in the world. It is, after all, six hours in length!

Forced Entertainment has created an open, reflective and poetic space where ethics and social value are questioned through theatre.

An internationally touring group, Forced Entertainment, has a tradition for questioning theatre as a medium for public debate and art.

The show is in English, so catch it while you can. (DS)

From the Danish Royal Family’s Lofts and Cellars
ongoing, ends Feb 26, 10:00-16:00; Christian VIII’s Palace, Cph K; adults 95kr, children free adm, kongernessamling.dk

Even royals hoard, luckily for us! Some 2,000 items are presented in this exhibition, chosen by the queen herself and the Royal Family’s curator. (SK)





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