The Cinematheque in Copenhagen proudly presents Open Air 2018 in The King’s Garden. Grab a friend and a blanket – and experience two great films outside, under the open sky. The entrance is free and everyone is welcome.
Monday, July 30th
16:00 80’s music @ DJ Master Fatman
21:45 E.T. / Steven Spielberg, 1982 / eng. / 115 min.
Thursday, July 31st
16:00 Cuban rhythms @ DJ Master Fatman
21:45 Buena Vista Social Club / Wim Wenders, 1999 / eng. sub. / 105 min.
Restaurant SULT will sell chili con carne, sandwiches, wine and cold draft beers at reasonable prices.
After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie, and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.
‘Buena Vista Social Club’
Aging Cuban musicians whose talents had been virtually forgotten following Castro’s takeover of Cuba, are brought out of retirement by Ry Cooder, who travelled to Havana in order to bring the musicians together, resulting in triumphant performances of extraordinary music, and resurrecting the musicians’ careers.
‘Buena Vista Social Club’, a documentary that mixes music with impressionistic glimpses of urban life in contemporary Cuba. Filmed in Amsterdam and New York, the concert scenes find the stage awash in such intense joy, camaraderie and nationalist pride that you become convinced that making music is a key to longevity and spiritual well-being.