Cold Cases: The Department Q Trilogy and the New Nordic Noir

Friday, June 17 - Thursday, June 23, 2016

“Cold Cases: The Department Q Trilogy and the New Nordic Noir,” a 15-film survey of twenty years of crime films from Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, is presented Friday, June 17 through Thursday, June 23 at IFC Center. Police procedurals, grisly mysteries and underworld thrillers from the Nordic region have become a global phenomenon over the past two decades—not only in film, but also in bestselling novels and popular TV series such as The Killing and The Bridge (both of which have inspired US remakes). To kick off the summer, IFC Center takes a closer look at the chilling movies from the region that have fascinated critics and audiences around the world. The program is anchored by the US theatrical premiere engagement of THE DEPARTMENT Q TrilogyTHE KEEPER OF LOST CAUSES, THE ABSENT ONE and A CONSPIRACY OF FAITH, three Danish thrillers adapted from the New York Times’ bestsellers by Jussi Adler-Olsen, all blockbusters domestically, written by Nikolaj Arcel (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and writer-director of the Academy Award-nominated A Royal Affair), and directed by Mikkel Nørgaard (Klown, TV’s Borgen) and Hans Petter Moland (Zero Kelvin, Aberdeen, A Somewhat Gentle Man).


Plus! Marathon the DEPARTMENT Q, PUSHER, or MILLENNIUM trilogy with a “Cold Cases Trilogy Pass” and get a special discount ticket price of $25 ($15 for members) for all three films! Discount tickets good for trilogy films viewed same day only. Films within a trilogy viewed over multiple days do not qualify— just select a ticket for the first showing in a trilogy (*) and choose the appropriate $25/$15 ticket type when purchasing online; Trilogy tickets also available at the box office. Eligible dates and times are as follows:

Fri Jun 17: The Department Q Trilogy at 7:45pm*, 9:50pm & 12:05am
Fri Jun 17: The Pusher Trilogy at 1:25pm*, 3:30pm, 5:30pm
Sat Jun 18: The Department Q Trilogy at 5:25pm*, 7:30pm & 9:50pm
Sun Jun 19: The Millennium Trilogy at 12:25pm*, 4:00pm & 7:20pm
Mon Jun 20: The Department Q Trilogy at 11:25am*, 1:25pm & 3:45pm
Mon Jun 20: The Pusher Trilogy at 6:00pm*, 8:15pm & 10:15pm
Wed Jun 22: The Department Q Trilogy at 1:20pm*, 3:40pm & 5:35pm
Thu Jun 23: The Department Q Trilogy at 1:30pm*, 3:35pm & 5:45pm

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