Monthly Highlights

Celebrate AWC’s 90th birthday!

Where: Food Club, Sortedam Dossering 7C, 2200 København N (accessible from Nørreport Station and bus)
When: Wed, 22/5, 18:00–19:30
Cost: DKK 295 for buffet with unlimited food and drinks, including wine and beer
Contact: Mary Stewart Burgher (emessbe@yahoo.com) to reserve a seat.

As you know, AWC Denmark starts its 90th-birthday year in May 2024. We will celebrate our nine decades of fun, friendship and philanthropy in Copenhagen in a variety of ways throughout the year. We kick off our celebration, however, with a delicious and affordable buffet dinner at Food Club, with its beautiful view of the lakes. As with most Danish round birthday parties, we will celebrate the birthday honoree’s achievements – and those of some of the guests! There will also be a raffle with very nice prizes. 

Join us to celebrate 90 years of AWC: mark your calendar and RSVP now!

Movie group, May – July 2024

Contact: Mary Stewart Burgher (emessbe@yahoo.com) to choose viewing dates, times and cinemas

Join us for one or all of the movies listed – we always have fun and like to enjoy snacks and conversation together after the show. In general, we list opening dates here, so you know when a film becomes available. Then, interested people jointly choose the date, cinema and time for a showing, though we usually see movies on a weekend. Tickets are cheaper if we book morning or afternoon shows and/or go to local (and more hyggelige) cinemas like the Park Bio, Gentofte Kino and Valby Kino. We list the final dates and times chosen for each film on the AWC Denmark Coffeeshop.

May: The Fall Guy

When: opens 18/4
Remember howling at Ryan Gosling’s hilarious performance as Ken? Well, now he’s a stuntman, and like everyone in the stunt community, he gets blown up, shot, crashed, thrown through windows and dropped from the highest of heights, all for our entertainment. Fresh off an almost career-ending accident, this working-class hero has to track down a missing movie star, solve a conspiracy and try to win back the love of his life (Emily Blunt) while still doing his day job. What could possibly go right?

The critics’ consensus is very positive: “With action, comedy, romance, and a pair of marvelously matched stars, The Fall Guy might be the rare mainstream movie with something to entertain everyone.” Join us to see The Fall Guy; it looks like noisy, romantic fun. Find out more about the movie at kino.dk or Rotten Tomatoes.

June 2024: One Life

When: opens 20/6
Many people are very excited to see One Life, a film with a terrific cast: Anthony Hopkins, Helena Bonham Carter, Jonathan Pryce and Johnny Flynn.

Based on the book If It's Not Impossible...: The Life of Sir Nicholas Winton by Barbara Winton, One Life tells the incredible, emotional true story of Nicholas Winton, a young London broker who visits Prague in December 1938. In a race against time, Winton convinces the British Committee for Refugees in Czechoslovakia to rescue hundreds of predominantly Jewish children before Nazi occupation closes the borders. Fifty years later, Nicky is haunted by the fate of the children he wasn't able to bring to safety in England. It's not until the BBC show That's Life! re-introduces him to some of those he helped rescue that he finally begins to come to terms with the guilt and grief he carried – all the while skyrocketing from anonymity to a national hero. Held aloft by outstanding work from a tremendous cast, One Life pays heartwarming tribute to a remarkable humanitarian effort.  Find out more about the movie on Kino.dk and Rotten Tomatoes.

July: The modern woman (Maria Montessori)

When: opens 25/7
This movie is marketed in English under the title “Maria Montessori”, which tells you what it is about. As the dialogue is in French and Italian, we may need to depend on the Danish subtitles, but I’m sure our movie group can cope with that, and this film looks very interesting.

The action takes place early in the 20th century, where Lili d’Angely lives a glamorous and easy-going life in luxury as a sex worker. But she has a secret: Her little daughter has learning difficulties, and Lili has kept her hidden for many years in fear of ruining her reputation. In desperation, Lili travels to Rome, where she seeks out the young doctor and pioneer, Maria Montessori, who is developing a new and revolutionary learning method. Maria is also hiding a secret herself: an illegitimate son who, like Lili’s daughter, must be kept hidden from the outside world. When Maria is one day faced with the ultimatum of having to choose between her son or her career, the two women join forces to earn a place in the world of men – and make history!

To find out more about the movie, see kino.dk or a review in English, with the trailer, here.

Danish on a Sunday at Cinemateket
Also, you can see classic Danish films with English subtitles on two Sundays per month at 14:15 at Cinemateket (the Danish Film Institute). Tickets can be booked and purchased online. Booked tickets must be picked up no later than 45 minutes before the screening. The movies for May and June are:

  • Holy Spider (2022), 5/5
  • Attachment (2022), 19/5
  • The Word (1955), 9/6
  • 'Blood Ties (2013), 23/6

Danish also means Danish pastry! Before each screening, Cinemateket has 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.

Coming in June and July

Garden Party: potluck picnic in Kongens Have

When: Tue, 18/6 (25/6 if it rains on the 18th), starting 17:00
Where: Kongens Have (accessible from Nørreport Station and various buses)
Contact: Mary Stewart Burgher (emessbe@yahoo.com) to sign up

The “back” of the park offers an area called Frederiksstaden on the maps. There’s a long wall along Sølvgade, lined with espaliered rose bushes interspersed with benches that are handy for sitting and sharing goodies and enjoying views of the nearby flowers and the greenery (and castle) a bit further off. We’re aiming for the spot which offers a large U-shaped bench with both comfort and shade. Both the Herkules Café and toilets are close by.

Bring picnic food and drink to share and we will enjoy good company and summer weather together. We will postpone to 25/6 in case of rain, so do let Mary Stewart Burgher (30506356; emessbe@yahoo.com) know if you intend to come.

Natural History Museum of Denmark, Wildlife photographer of the year

When: Fri, 14/6, time TBD
Where: Øster Voldgade 5-7, (S-tog to Nørreport Station)
Cost: DKK 115
Contact: Judith Gannon (judyi.gannon@gmail.com ) so we know who is coming

The annually recurring competition, Wildlife Photographer of the Year, is the world's largest of its kind, attracting the most talented amateurs and professionals from around the globe. Now, you can experience the 100 best photos of nature and wildlife selected in 2023 in a thought-provoking special exhibition at the Natural History Museum of Denmark. The many beautiful photos show the diversity of life on Earth, and they inspire us to reflect on man's place in nature and our responsibility to protect it.

US Independence Day barbecue  

When: Sat, 6/7, time TBD (In case of really bad weather, we will reschedule.)
Where: Home of Judith Gannon, Frederiksbrovej 5, 3.th., 3400 Hillerød (S-tog to Hillerød, walk from station or take 301, 325 or 380R bus) – guests can also be picked up at the station
Cost: DKK 50
Contact: Mary Stewart Burgher (emessbe@yahoo.com) so we know who is coming and can arrange rides if needed    
Mark your calendar now for this event! We will celebrate at a new location this year because the courtyard of the building where Claude Lawson lives is being renovated.
Chronicle editor Judith Gannon has kindly invited us to use the grill and facilities at her home in Hillerød – and offered rides from the station for guests who can’t manage a walk or bus ride. Details will follow in forthcoming issues of the Chronicle.




























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