January at the Cinematheque

CINEMATHEQUE. Put some spark into your film choices for January with Dirty Harry Callahan, or get your head spinning with the master of paradox, David Lynch. If you are in Copenhagen, read on to find out what's playing at the Cinematheque, where we offer a large number of films with English dialogue or subtitles every month.

Living in Copenhagen? The DFI Cinemateque in the heart of the city presents a comprehensive programme of Danish and international titles all year round. To help you navigate the films on show next month, this overview brings you a selection of series containing films either with English dialogue or subtitles.

Follow the links to see the full film lists and to order tickets (in Danish only).


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Printed programme for January-February (Danish only)

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Opening Hours

Tuesday-Friday 9.00-22.00
Saturday 10.45-22.00
Sunday 10.45-19.30
Monday closed

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Dirty Harry Callahan – The Hoarse Avenger

"Dirty" Harry Callahan pushes the issue of vigilantism to extremes as he lays down the law and lets justice be done. Live or relive the 70s and 80s nostalgia of all five films featuring Clint Eastwood as the renegade San Francisco cop.
Five films January-February


David Lynch – The Master of Paradox Returns

David Lynch's cult series "Twin Peaks" from 1990-91 set new standards for television drama and made the American director a household name overnight. In anticipation of the sequel coming out this summer, the Cinematheque celebrates one of film history's most distinctive figures and his return on the small screen with a series of screenings and talks.
Six films January-February (series continues March-April)


Alan Rickman – A Tribute

Alan Rickman died in January 2016, but fortunately we can still enjoy his acting talent – and amazing voice – in a variety of films. While leading roles are few and far between, his many performances in supporting roles are often unforgettable. We commemorate Alan Rickman in January and February with a handful of his best performances.
Five films January-February


Copenhagen Jazz Film Festival – Three Jazz Films

Three recent jazz films celebrate their Danish release at the Cinematheque. The Chet Baker biopic "Born to Be Blue" by Robert Budreau featuring Ethan Hawke will be screening in a unique double bill with Bruce Weber's famous documentary "Let's Get Lost." "Sound of Redemption " by N.C. Heikin portrays the equally infamous, but lesser known saxophonist Frank Morgan. And finally, leaning more on the side of avant-garde is German artist Telemach Wiesinger's collage film "Kaleidoscope." Read more on jazzfilmfest.com. The series is presented in partnership with Copenhagen Jazz Film Festival and other venues.
Three films 9-11 February


Free Friday! – Stop Making Sense and After Hour Beers

Clock out and give your weekend a head start with a cold beer and good music in the Cinematheque's pop-up bar. On select Fridays we invite you to experience live concert footage with famous pop and rock acts projected simultaneously on three screens, starting with "the world's best concert film," the Talking Heads classic "Stop Making Sense."
"Stop Making Sense" 3 February

Danish on a Sunday – Danish Films with Subtitles

Twice a month the Cinematheque presents subtitled Danish film hits or classics for our non-Danish speaking audiences. On the bill in January is Nicolas Winding Refn's English-language thriller "The Neon Demon," featuring Elle Fanning, and Nicole N. Horanyi's documentary film "Motley's Law" about a defence lawyer's struggle for justice in Afghanistan after the international troops have left the country.
Two films in January
Read our festival interviews, The Obsession with Beauty (Refn) and The Ultimate Modern Woman (Horanyi).