Monthly Highlights

AWC movie group: options for March and April

There are lots of exciting movies to see in the spring. Some great choices for March and April follow; contact Mary Stewart Burgher (emessbe@yahoo.com) to sign up for them.

Loving Vincent: biopic through animated oil paintings, Friday, 16 March at the Dagmar

Loving Vincent is the world's first 100% oil-paint animated film, with 150 artists painting each and every one of the paintings required for the film's 65,000 frames. Voices are done by a fine cast, including Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan.

A wounded man walks down the street on 29 July 1890 in the small French city of Auvres. He holds his hands against a fresh gunshot wound in the stomach. The man is Vincent Van Gogh: unknown to the outside world at the time, but today one of the greatest artists in history. The tragic death of the painter is still surrounded by mysteries and speculations. Who was it that shot him?

Find out more (and see the trailer – it’s incredible) at kino.dk (https://www.kino.dk/film/l/lo/loving-vincent).

The Post: Friday, 6 or Sunday, 8 April, Park Bio

Who could miss this, especially in view of recent events in the US? Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, as the owner and editor of The Washington Post, respectively, making the decision about whether to publish the Pentagon Papers, showing that the US government had lied to the public about the Vietnam War, and that the Pentagon believed the war could not be won.

This movie will open at the Park Bio in Østerbro (buses 1A, 8A and 14) on 4 April: we will try to catch a show on Friday the 6th or Sunday the 8th. See kino.dk (https://www.kino.dk/film/t/th/papers) for further information and be sure to join us

Battle of the Sexes: Tuesday, 10 April

Battle of the Sexes appears to be showing once, without subtitles, on 10 April, 18:30 at Cinemaxx, but it’s worth the trouble to see.

In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women's movement, the 1973 tennis match between women's World #1 Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-men's-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as the “battle of the sexes” and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world. As the rivalry between King and Riggs kicked into high gear, off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. The fiercely private King was not only fighting for equal pay for women players but also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, as her friendship with Marilyn Barnett (Andrea Riseborough) developed. And Riggs, one of the first self-made media-age celebrities, wrestled with his gambling demons, at the expense of his family and wife Priscilla (Elisabeth Shue). Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis court, sparking discussions in bedrooms and boardrooms that continue to reverberate today. See Rotten Tomatoes (https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/battle_of_the_sexes) for further info and trailers. This is a great movie about a great woman – join us!

Warmth and Chills at Soup and Bread Night: International Women’s Day Celebration

For the past decade, Soup and Bread events have been held in major US cities. AWC proudly introduces this fundraising style to Copenhagen to celebrate International Women’s Day 2018. Women and men are invited to this event to partake of some warm delicious soups and homemade breads.  Some of the highlights of the evening will be: a raffle with some great prizes, a popular guest speaker and a fun quiz testing your knowledge about women’s issues.

Enjoy homemade soup and snacks for only 50 kr., and thrill to a talk by AWC’s own Marlene Edelstein, “Love, sex, death and Frankenstein”, about Mary Shelley whose novel, Frankenstein, celebrates its 200th anniversary in 2018.

When:          Friday, March 9 at 17:30
Where:         Claude Lawson’s flat in Østerbro.
Price:           50 kr. Soup, bread and nibbles. Coffee and tea ad libitum
RSVP:         Recommended to Clarice at awcbazaar@gmail.com or Mary Stewart Burgher (emessbe@yahoo.com).

Space is limited.

Profits will benefit our two Kenyan orphans whose education and medical care AWC is sponsoring through Vision Peoples in Mission, in Nairobi, Kenya.

If you would like to volunteer to help for this fundraising event, your help in setting up, serving, cleaning up, providing prizes for the raffle, or food/beverages donations will gladly be accepted. Contact us at awcbazaar@gmail.com.


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.  March 4             14:15    Word of God             (Gud taler ud)                             

Sunday.  March 11           14:15    A Modern Man


“A number” by CARYL CHURCHILL (A "That theatre" production)

Caryl Churchill’s magnificent play only lasts an hour but contains more drama, and more ideas, than most writers manage in a dozen full-length works.

Part psychological thriller, part topical scientific speculation, and part analysis of the relationship between fathers and their sons, it combines elegant structural simplicity with an astonishing intellectual and emotional depth. This is a tremendous play; moving, thought provoking and dramatically thrilling.

SCRIPT          Caryl Churchill
DIRECTOR     Helen Parry
CAST             Ian Burns & Rasmus Emil Mortensen

Plays at Krudttønden
Serridslevvej 2, 2100 Kbh Ø
Feb. 21 – March 24 2018

Mon – Fri 20:00 Sat. 17:00  Playing time: 1 hour  From 15 years old

Tickets: Teaterbilletter.dk / 7020 2096



































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