CPH:DOX 2014 – Extra Screenings

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

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Tue Steen Müller
Tue Steen Müller

Müller, Tue Steen
Documentary Consultant and Critic, DENMARK

Worked with documentary films for more than 20 years at the Danish Film Board, as press officer, festival representative and film consultant/commissioner. Co-founder of Balticum Film and TV Festival, Filmkontakt Nord, Documentary of the EU and EDN (European Documentary Network).
Awards: 2004 the Danish Roos Prize for his contribution to the Danish and European documentary culture. 2006 an award for promoting Portuguese documentaries. 2014 he received the EDN Award “for an outstanding contribution to the development of the European documentary culture”. 2016 The Cross of the Knight of the Order for Merits to Lithuania. 2019 a Big Stamp at the 15th edition of ZagrebDox. 2021 receipt of the highest state decoration, Order of the Three Stars, Fourth Class, for the significant contribution to the development and promotion of Latvian documentary cinema outside Latvia. In 2022 he received an honorary award at DocsBarcelona’s 25th edition having served as organizer and programmer since the start of the festival.
From 1996 until 2005 he was the first director of EDN (European Documentary Network). From 2006 a freelance consultant and teacher in workshops like Ex Oriente, DocsBarcelona, Archidoc, Documentary Campus, Storydoc, Baltic Sea Forum, Black Sea DocStories, Caucadoc, CinéDOC Tbilisi, Docudays Kiev, Dealing With the Past Sarajevo FF as well as programme consultant for the festivals Magnificent7 in Belgrade, DOCSBarcelona, Verzio Budapest, Message2Man in St. Petersburg and DOKLeipzig. Teaches at the Zelig Documentary School in Bolzano Italy.

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