mandag den 27. juni 2011

Erotic Man at Roskilde Festival

Roskilde Festival 2011 has barely begun its infamous days of warm up, and already the big Roskilde Cinema tent at the camping site is packed with happy people. In participation with CPH:DOX, Leth's 'Erotic Man' has just been screened in front of a completely packed tent of 750 people, and 400 people have lined up in front of the cinema tent, unable to get in. Jørgen Leth himself introduced the film via skype and is now getting ready to participate in a Q&A about the film.
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Courtesy: Christoffer Rohr
The atmosphere in the tent is intense. 750 people are cheering for Jorgen, as he gets ready to introduce his film. Even though Jorgen, well into his 70s, has over 40 films behind him, he still manages to excite younger generations with his latest work, the long awaited 'Erotic Man'.

lørdag den 11. juni 2011

Leth is cool jazz

After a very successful tour with the great 'Vi sidder bare her' (Simpson, Toksvig, Vibskov, Baden, Leth), Leth once again took the stage on Thursday, this time participating in an alternative event at Copenhagen JazzHouse. Curated by Danish poet Søren Ulrik Thomsen, the 'Jazz'n'Poetry' event creatively combined jazz music by the Danish jazz septet, 'Det Glemte Kvarter' with poetry readings and anecdotes by highly acclaimed poets Søren Ulrik Thomsen, Nicolaj Stockholm and Jørgen Leth himself. The event has received great reviews in today's papers.
Excerpt from Politiken: 'Leth enters the stage and invokes legendary Bud Powell and the two Polish jazz musicians Tomasz Stanko and Krzysztof Komeda. For the last half century, Leth has been Danish poetry's equivalent to cool jazz.'
For a full review, please visit Politiken.