Monthly Highlights

AWC movie group: US history in September

Join us in September to see two important and well-reviewed movies relating to American history. For further information about either, see the links to information on Kino.dk given below, and you can also look them up on Rotten Tomatoes (https://www.rottentomatoes.com). Our go-to cinema, the Dagmar, is still closed for renovation, so we’ll see this month’s movies at Cinemateket (on Gothersgade 55, close to Nørreport station – http://www.dfi.dk/Filmhuset/Cinemateket.aspx) and the Empire Bio, in Guldbergsgade 29F, Nørrebro. http://www.empirebio.dk/

To see these films with AWC, contact Mary Stewart Burgher (emessbe@yahoo.com) at least 2 days before the showing, so she can reserve a ticket for you. Join us for some great films!
Also, do suggest any movies you’d particularly like to see. We’ll be spoiled for choice in the autumn. In November, for example, we have a remake of Murder on the Orient Express, with Kenneth Branagh as Hercule Poirot!

Loving (http://www.kino.dk/film/l/lo/loving)  Sunday, 3/9, 16:30 show at Cinemateket

Loving celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving (portrayed by Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga), who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown. Their civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, went all the way to the Supreme Court, which in 1967 reaffirmed the very foundation of the right to marry - and their love story has become an inspiration to couples ever since.

I am not your Negro (http://www.kino.dk/film/i/i/i-am-not-your-negroFriday, 29/9 at Empire Bio

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin's death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of his manuscript. This documentary envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is an up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin's original words and flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond.

AWC Wine Tasting Group

The AWC Wine Tasting Group will be meeting Anja Clarke, a Danish woman living in California who is representing “boutique” wineries of small and medium sizes. We don’t have an exact date and time (week 37, beginning September 10) but below is a description of the event to wet your whistle:

September tasting will be of six wines from California Wine with charcuterie and cheese consisting of Italian and Spanish ham, several sorts of salami, pate with cornichons, different tapenades, olives, three kinds of cheese, bread and chocolate. For the price of 275 kr. per person. It will be held in Kbh K, at the new wine restaurant, XoCoVino, Gråbrødretorv

Theater/Films/Performance in English

Danish on a Sunday

Danish film hits with English subtitles are shown twice a month* at the Danish Film Institute (Cinemateket) Gothersgade 55, 1123 Kbh. K. Full details here: http://www.dfi.dk/Filmhuset/Cinemateket/danish.aspx.

Before the screening, there is a special offer of a coffee with Danish pastry (or a piece of cake) at Restaurant SULT. It costs only 40 DKK extra.

Sunday, September 10 at 14:15     The Man                        (Mesteren)  

Sunday, September 17 at 14:15     Letters for Amina         (Aminas breve)



































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