Press release from the Copenhagen festival “that has yet again experienced a severe demand from the audience and a great number of films has guaranteed full theaters during the festival – now CPH:DOX sets up even more screenings of the most popular films like ‘Foodies’, ‘Nas’, ‘Me and Dad – No Expectations of Applause’, ‘In the Basement’ and ‘Little People Big Dreams’ – and not least ‘Citizenfour’ with up to 7 extra screenings!
Documentary films are popular. And especially one film in particular has been popular at this year’s CPH:DOX. Laura Poitras’ film about Edward Snowden, ‘Citizenfour’, is the fastest selling film at CPH:DOX ever and the film’s premiere was sold out even several weeks before the festival.
To cater the enormous demand to watch the film, it has now gotten no less than seven extra screenings from Saturday the 15th of November up to Wednesday the 19th of November – the highest number of screenings a film has ever gotten at the festival.
CPH:DOX’s festival director Tine Fischer is extremely enthusiastic about both the film, which she regards as one of the most important documentaries recently – and the fantastic reception it has had:
“We are pleased and overwhelmed by the huge interest for Laura Poitras’ splendid film. The film is without comparison one of the most important historic testimonials about/of NSA’s mass-surveillance of all of us, and we have chosen to offer seven extra screenings because we as a festival recognise the need to tell the story about the attack on democracy that that mass-surveillance is an expression of, which is both captivating and has a political aspect”.
The extra screenings of ‘Citizenfour’ already starts this Saturday – the other screenings start from this Monday. You can see the entire list below or here