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PJ Harvey, Leonard Cohen, Michael Jackson docs among CPH:DOX music lineup

The Copenhagen-based international documentary film festival CPH:DOX has unveiled its 2019 Sound & Vision music film program, including 18 music docs. The Sound & Vision film program is dedicated to the year’s ...
February 15, 2019

The Copenhagen-based international documentary film festival CPH:DOX has unveiled its 2019 Sound & Vision music film program, including 18 music docs.

The Sound & Vision film program is dedicated to the year’s best music films and will feature such documentaries as Tyler Q Rosen’s Doin’ My Drugs, about the Danish singer Thomas Buttenschøn’s global fight against AIDS in Zambia; and Dan Reed’s controversial Leaving Neverland, which world premiered at Sundance and follows two men who accused legendary pop-star Michael Jackson of sexual abuse when they were boys. Jackson was acquitted of molestation charges in 2005 and died in 2009.

Also featured at the festival are documentaries on such legendary music icons as Johnny Cash, New Order, Beth Gibbons from Portishead, Leonard Cohen and Suede.

The program includes several nights of concerts and a curated evening featuring films, a DJ set and a talk with musician Natascha Khan of Bat For Lashes, along with a special screening of Zona, about youth culture in contemporary Russia, part of the Audio:Visuals concert series, with the film’s musicians in attendance.

The full CPH:DOX program will be revealed on March 1.

CPH:DOX 2019 runs March 20 to 31, centered at the Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen, with screenings and events held across Denmark.

See the full list of music documentaries being screened below:

  • The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash (director: Thom Timmy)
  • Suede: The Insatiable Ones (director: Mike Christie)
  • Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (pictured, director: Nick Broomfield)
  • Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes (director: Sophie Huber)
  • PJ Harvey: A Dog Called Money (director: Seamus Murphy)
  • Fribytterdrømmen (director: Søren Frederiksen)
  • Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records (director: Nicolas Jack Davies)
  • Indus Blues (director: Jawad Sharif)
  • The Heart Is a Drum (director: Jacob Frössén)
  • Once Aurora (directors: Stian Servoss and Benjamin Langeland)
  • New Order: Decades (director: Mike Christie)
  • Henryk Górecki: Symphony No. 3, feat. Beth Gibbons (director: Michał Merczyński)
  • Leaving Neverland (director: Dan Reed)
  • Doin’ my Drugs (director: Tyler Q Rosen)
  • The Men’s Room (directors: Petter Sommer and Jo Vemund Svendsen)
  • The Revenge of the Diva (directors: Emelie Jönsson and Gustav Ahlgren)
  • Everybody in the Place (director: Jeremy Deller)
  • Berlin Bouncer (director: David Dietl)
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